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Controversies in Healthcare Innovation [[electronic resource] ] : Service, Technology and Organization / / edited by Thomas Hoholm, Antonella La Rocca, Margunn Aanestad


London : , : Palgrave Macmillan UK : , : Imprint : Palgrave Macmillan, , 2018




[1st ed. 2018.]

Descrizione fisica

1 online resource (xi, 381 pages) : illustrations




Health care management

Health services administration




Industrial management

Management information systems

Production management

Health Care Management

Innovation/Technology Management

Enterprise Architecture

Operations Management

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Nota di contenuto

1. Introduction: Controversies in Healthcare Innovation - Service, Technology and Organization; Hoholm, La Rocca, Aanestad -- Part I. Translation of Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities -- 2. A new space for patients - How space enters innovation translation processes; Gorli, Mengis and Liberati -- 3. One table - several practices: Material controversies in the Hybrid Operating Room; Lindberg and Walter -- 4. Contradictions as opportunities for innovation in the case of TAVI; Mørk, Masovic, Greig, Nicolini and Hanseth -- Part II. Technology-enabled healthcare innovations -- 5. Dealing with tensions in

technology-enabled healthcare innovation: two cases from the Norwegian Healthcare Sector; Grisot, Vassilakopoulou and Aanestad -- 6. An Organization-as-Platform and a Strategy-as-Practice for an Electronically Supported Booking Service in Healthcare; Resca -- Part III. Policy Interventions in Innovating Healthcare -- 7. Reconfiguring the relation between primary and secondary healthcare through policy instruments; Araujo, La Rocca and Hoholm -- 8. A Controversy of Interpretation: Emergent Agencies in Repurposing Aker Local Hospital; Hungnes and Hvidsten -- 9. More with Less: Sensemaking of Controversies in Youth Care Reforms; von Raesfeld and van der Helm -- Part IV. Healthcare Innovations Beyond the Local Context -- 10. Networked Innovation in healthcare: A Literature review and Research Agenda on the Interplay of Inner and Outer Contexts of Innovation; La Rocca -- 11. The Role of Controversy in medical innovation and implementation processes; Mikhailova and Olsen -- 12. Increase development and decrease use! innovation Controversies caused by antimicrobial resistance; Waluszewski, Baraldi and Ciabuschi -- 13. Developing Organizational Ambidexterity? Enabling Service Innovation in a Hospital Setting; Hoholm, Strønen, Kværner and Støme.


This book examines healthcare innovation processes, shedding light on the controversies endemic to innovation, which make such processes notoriously challenging. While, in the heat of action, controversies may be seen as barriers to innovation, observations reported in this volume point to controversies also having an energizing role. Students and academics studying innovation, organization, and health management and economics will find this book a valuable read as it provides empirical case studies on innovation processes in practice. Controversies in Healthcare Innovation will also appeal to practitioners of health care management, innovation project managers and policy-makers in the health care sector.