Pathway-Supporting Health Information Systems: A Review

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Care pathways and supporting health information systems (HIS) have been permeate the discipline of Health Information Systems Research (HISR) over years. Traditional objectives of workflow assistance are increasingly extended by interdisciplinary goals from technology, medicine, management and public health research. A systematic literature review is dedicated to this integrating character. It examines the interdisciplinary mesh of objectives associated with care pathways and pathway-supporting HIS in the HISR literature. From 47 identified articles, 6 thematic themes were derived. Their consolidation supports in particular design and development processes as it describes the solution space of future pathway-supporting HIS addressing requirements stated by multiple stakeholders.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNavigating Healthcare Through Challenging Times - Proceedings of dHealth 2021 - Health Informatics Meets Digital Health
EditorsDieter Hayn, Günter Schreier, Martin Baumgartner
PublisherIOS Press, Amsterdam [u. a.]
Number of pages8
ISBN (electronic) 978-1-64368-181-8
ISBN (print)978-1-64368-180-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2021


Title15th Annual Conference on Health Informatics meets Digital Health, dHealth 2021
Duration11 - 12 May 2021
CityVirtual, Online

External IDs

PubMed 33965923
Bibtex hayn_pathway-supporting_2021
ORCID /0000-0003-0070-4561/work/141545462


Sustainable Development Goals


  • Care pathways, health information system, pathway systems, review