Electronic Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, eHealth 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, September 23-15, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

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Web 2.0 Artifacts in Healthcare Management Portals- State-of-the-Art in German Health Care Companies

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11745-9_28,
        author={Nadine Blinn and Mirko K\'{y}hne and Markus N\'{y}ttgens},
        title={Web 2.0 Artifacts in Healthcare Management Portals- State-of-the-Art in German Health Care Companies},
        proceedings={Electronic Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, eHealth 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, September 23-15, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={E-HEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Web 2.0 artifacts German healthcare system complete inventory count},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11745-9_28}
    }
    
  • Nadine Blinn
    Mirko Kühne
    Markus Nüttgens
    Year: 2012
    Web 2.0 Artifacts in Healthcare Management Portals- State-of-the-Art in German Health Care Companies
    E-HEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11745-9_28
Nadine Blinn1,*, Mirko Kühne1,*, Markus Nüttgens1,*
  • 1: University of Hamburg
*Contact email: nadine.blinn@wiso.uni-hamburg.de, mirko.kuehne@wiso.uni-hamburg.de, markus.nuettgens@wiso.uni-hamburg.de

Abstract

The internet is increasingly used as a source for information and knowledge. Even in the field of healthcare, information is widely available in the internet. In the context of healthcare management, two general questions are of interest: which information or content is provided and how is provided by whom? As sickness funds play a highly relevant role in the German healthcare system, we conduct an exploratory survey to answer these questions. We perform a third party web assessment by doing a complete inventory count of the German sickness funds landscape. Our study provides a foundation for further research by raising first categories that can be used for a theoretical explanatory model.