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Innovation management in healthcare : a multi-level perspective in three essays

  • Innovation in healthcare is a central way of coping with the changes affecting the healthcare system through the megatrends of demographic change, digitalization as well as the opportunities in the life-sciences sector and the “-omics” subjects. Due to the multiple facets of the topic, research on innovation in healthcare is diverse and draws insights from systems theory, management theory, human resources, innovation and change management. While the literature on innovation in healthcare has grown steadily in the last 20 years and publications on pharmaceutical and medical device innovation, health technology assessment strategies, or digital innovations have increased significantly, other areas such as sectoral health innovation systems, the creation and implementation of innovation in hospitals still remain fairly uncharted. Applying established concepts such as systems of innovation theory, mass customization theory or management of employee involvement in innovation activities to the healthcare sector provides new insights into a field that is often considered a “blackbox”. This thesis adds to the topic in three essays, each focusing on a different aspect and depth level ranging from a macro perspective on healthcare innovation on a global scale to a meso level perspective on the implementation of personalized medicine in one country and putting a micro lens on innovation activities of hospital staff. The aim of this thesis is to provide an overview for researchers, policy makers and healthcare stakeholders about current developments, propose tools for measuring innovation and allow for benchmarking the current status quo in healthcare in order to foster new and innovative developments.

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Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Author:Julia Busch-Casler
Referee:Andreas PinkwartORCiD, Vivek K. VelamuriORCiD
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
Full text/ URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa2-734668
Title Additional (English):Dissertation
Place of publication:Leipzig
Year of Completion:2019
Page Number:III, 60
Tag:Health Innovation System; Healthcare; Healthcare innovation; Innovation managment
Content Focus:Academic Audience
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International