Overcoming Diffusion Barriers of Digital Health Innovations Conception of an Assessment Method: Conception of an assessment method

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Digital health innovations (DHIs) contribute to improving the health sector by revitalizing availability and continuity of care as well as mitigating rising costs. DHIs getting increasing support from health insurance companies and governmental institutions, but still struggle on their way to standard care in national healthcare systems. One of the central challenges is the multitude of diffusion barriers, which are either little known or difficult to handle in complexity and therefore pose a high risk for the translation into the healthcare practice. This paper steps into this discourse with a design-oriented research approach. A systematic literature review identified DHI barriers that are further evolved to a concept for assessing barrier resilience. On that basis, a framework to systematically administer diffusion barriers to DHI in Germany was developed. Innovators may use the proposed framework to assess the likelihood of a successful implementation and to ensure smooth scaling up process of their DHI.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2021
EditorsTung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society, Washington
Number of pages10
ISBN (electronic)9780998133140
Publication statusPublished - 2021


Title54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2021
Abbreviated titleHICSS-54
Conference number54
Duration4 - 8 January 2021
Degree of recognitionInternational event
CountryUnited States of America

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Bibtex hobeck_overcoming_2021
ORCID /0000-0003-0070-4561/work/141545460
ORCID /0000-0002-6513-9017/work/142257296


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