Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät


Global Trends in eHealth

Lecturer: Dr. Philipp Wunderlich
Date: Blocked course: 05.10.-09.10.2015, 10.00 am-5.15 pm
Building/Room: FW 2102
Autres dates: Two additional dates fro exercise sessions (case study presentations) will be defined together with the students during the block course.

The exam will take place on December 21st 2.00 pm (WiWi 1003).
Contact: Dr. Philipp Wunderlich


This module communicates the fundamentals of IT-driven innovations in eHealth. Upon the successful completion of this module, students have a basic understanding for the possibilities of IT-driven innovations in international healthcare markets. Students will be introduced with the cornerstones of healthcare markets (history, financial models, regulation, stakeholder) as a fundamental basis for developing appropriate areas for improvement. Furthermore, students gain a fundamental understanding of the use of information technology in the area of health care provider and the associated resistance against technology ("Technology Resistance"). Thus, students obtain the ability to analyze success and failure factors of eHealth applications.


  • 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


Previous knowledge:

Language: German


  • 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.

Course material

The course material is available via Digicampus.


More information:

Recommended semester: 1st semester and above
Field of study: Master
Duration: 4 SWS
Type: L - Lecture
Credit points: 6 ECTS
Area: iBWL: S&I; DFM: S&I; Master Informatik & Informationswirtschaft (Modulgruppe Wirtschaftsinformatik)
Examination: Written examination
Semester: every winter term