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Schedule and location

Thursday September 25th 9.30 AM - 5.00 PM
Friday September 26th 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM


The conference room Manu is located in Conference Center Mauno, in Biocity Turku (Tykistökatu 6, 20520 Turku). The entrance to the conference center is from the main doors of Biocity.
Map and parking instructions (unfortunately only in Finnish)
The parking garage is open Mon-Sat 7 AM to 7 PM (driving off 24/7 though).
Parking costs 1 € / hour or 7 € / 12 hours.



Registration is full!



Professor Stefan Klein, University of Münster, Germany
Assistant Professor Tobias Mettler, University of St. Gallen,Switzerland
Professor Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland



Professor Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland


Detailed Program

Day 1 

9.30-10.00      Coffee served
10.00-10.30    Professor Reima Suomi: Welcome
10.30-12.00    Professor Stefan Klein: Examples of E-health research in Germany
                      -  Automatic Drug Dispensing
                      -  Technology induced organizational stress
12.00-13.00    Lunch
13.00-14.30    Assistant professor Tobias Mettler: Examples of E-health research in Switzerland
                     -  Service Robotics
                     -  Professional Social Networks for Healthcare
14.30-15.00    Coffee
15.00-16.30    Professor Reima Suomi: Examples of E-health research in Finland
                     -  Pharmacy processes around e-prescription
                     -  Health care issues in Second Life
16.30-17.00    Establishment of the seminar task


Day 2

9.00-10.30     Professor Stefan Klein: Theories for e-health research
                     -  Infrastructure theory 
                     -  Standarization theory
                     -  Practice theory
10.30-11.00   Coffee break
11.00-12.30   Assistant professor Tobias Mettler: Contextualization matters: Reflections for scoping e-health research projects
12.30-13.30   Lunch
13.30-15.00   Runthrough of the students’ research
                    -  15 minutes each, 5 min presentation + 10 minutes discussion
15.00-15.30   Coffee break
15.30-17.00   Runthrough continued



Recommended readings:

  • Grisot, M. and P. Vassilakopoulou (2013). "Infrastructures in healthcare: The interplay between generativity and standardization." International Journal of Medical Informatics 82(5): e170-e179.
  • Schellhammer, S., Reimers, K., & Klein, S. (2013). Emergence of Information Infrastructures – A Tale of Two Islands. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 11(3), 231-251.
  • MW Chiasson, E Davidson (2004) Pushing the contextual envelope: developing and diffusing IS theory for health information systems research. Information and Organization, 14(3), 155-188
  •  Mantzana, M Themistocleous, Z Irani (2007) Identifying healthcare actors involved in the adoption of information systems, European Journal of Information Systems, 16 (1,) 91-102
  •  Mettler, D Raptis (2012) What constitutes the field of health information systems? Health Informatics Journal, 18(2), 147-156

Credit points              

Doctoral students participating in the seminar can obtain credit points. This requires participating on both days and completing the assignments given at the seminar.


Registration fee

This seminar is free-of-charge for member organization's staff and their PhD students. For others the participation fee is 750 € (per one day 500 €). The participation fee includes access to the event and the event materials. Lunch and dinner are not included.