Conceptual View on Healthcare Digitalization: An Extended Thematic Analysis

Conceptual View on Healthcare Digitalization: An Extended Thematic Analysis

Robert Furda (Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Management, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia) and Michal Gregus (Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Management, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/IJBDAH.2017010103
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Abstract

In this article, the authors focused on research in healthcare digitalization with conjunction to modern technologies, such as Big Data and analytics. To achieve a proper direction at start of the consequent research the authors used the mixed mode of quantitative and qualitative analysis by combination of literature investigation and extended thematic analysis. In the extended thematic analysis of the data corpus the processing of the fourteen steps activity helped to create mind mappings, to recognize the most relevant initial codes, such as “Service”, “ICT/IT”, and “Process”, and to depict the associative relationship of sub-codes to the initial codes for better visibility of results. The composition of forty logical textual sequences of healthcare digitalization themes in discussion confirmed the relevance of initial codes and representativeness to healthcare digitalization. The findings are a step towards enabling the healthcare services innovation, should contribute in higher quality of life, and bring business value to healthcare sector.
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Material And Methods

To provide a future research in healthcare digitalization area authors provided the literature investigation to select the data corpus for the extended thematic analysis.

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