Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät


Global Trends in eHealth

Dozent(in): Dr. Rainer Bernnat
Termin: Geblockt: 07.10.-10.10., jeweils 10.00-17.15 Uhr
Gebäude/Raum: Raum 2003 im Gebäude der Juristischen Fakultät
Weitere Termine: Zwei weitere Termine (Case Study Präsentationen etc.) werden während der Blockwoche gemeinsam abgestimmt.

Die Klausur findet vorgezogen im Dezember statt.
Ansprechpartner: Dr. Rainer Bernnat
Anmeldung: Bitte melden Sie sich formlos bei Seda Yagci per Mail an.


This module communicates the fundamentals of IT-driven innovations in eHealth. The key objective is to provide an understanding for the possibilities of IT-driven innovations in international healthcare markets. The course introduces the cornerstones of healthcare markets (history, financial models, regulation, stakeholder) as a fundamental basis for developing appropriate areas for improvement. Furthermore, IT-trends including relevant constraints will be presented that impact further developments in different parts of the healthcare sector (e.g. hospitals, payors, GPs, pharmacies, etc.) Specific focus is being put on theoretical models of technology resistance and practical impact when introducing IT-innovation with country-wide relevance in healthcare sectors.

The students will:
  • understand the specifics of different healthcare systems and the impact on introducing innovation and reforms
  • be aware of current trends & directions with respect to IT / innovation in healthcare markets for different stakeholders and on a national level
  • be able to discuss and apply models for user resistance and their effect on national eHealth programs
  • obtain an understanding on privacy and security issues within eHealth implementation programs
  • be able to apply the expertise with a team of students to a specific problem

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung:

  • Healthcare sectors / markets
  • IT-driven innovation in Healthcare sectors
  • Stakeholder objectives
  • IT-standards and architectures
  • Privacy and IT security restrictions
  • User resistance / technology resistance
  • Application of theoretical knowledge in international case studies


Vorkenntnis für die Lehrveranstaltung:

Sprache: Deutsch

Literatur zur Lehrveranstaltung:

  • Bhattacherjee, A., and Hikmet, N. 2007. “Physicians’ resistance toward healthcare information technology: a theoretical model and empirical test,” European Journal of Information Systems (16:6), pp. 725–737
  • Clegg, C., and Shepherd, C. 2007. ""The biggest computer programme in the world… ever!: time for a change in mindset?"", Journal of Information Technology 22, pp. 212-221
  • Currie, W. L. 2012. “Institutional isomorphism and change: the national programme for IT - 10 years on,” Journal of Information Technology (Palgrave Macmillan) (27:3),, pp. 236–248
  • Currie, W. L., and Guah, M. W. 2007. “Conflicting institutional logics: a national programme for IT in theorganisational field of healthcare,” Journal of Information Technology (Palgrave Macmillan) (22:3), pp. 235–247
  • Lapointe, L., and Rivard, S. 2005. “A Multilevel Model of Resistance to Information Technology Implementation,” MIS Quarterly (29:3), pp. 461–491
  • Porter, M., 2012: Redefining German Health Care
  • Romanow, D., Sunyoung Cho, and Straub, D. 2012. “Riding the Wave: Past Trends and Future Directions for Health IT Research,” MIS Quarterly (36:3), pp. iii–A18

A more extensive set of literature will be provided during the course.


weitere Informationen zu der Lehrveranstaltung:

empfohlenes Studiensemester der Lehrveranstaltung: ab dem 1. Semester
Fachrichtung Lehrveranstaltung: Master
Dauer der Lehrveranstaltung: 4 SWS
Typ der Lehrveranstaltung: V - Vorlesung
Leistungspunkte: 6 ECTS
Bereich: iBWL: O&I
Prüfung: Klausur und mündliche Hausarbeit
Dauer der Prüfung: 60 Minuten + 15 Minuten Präsentation einer Case Study in Gruppen (3-5 Personen)
Semester: jedes WS