A Digital Health Innovation Ecosystem for South Africa

Marlien Herselman, Adele Botha, Hannes Toivanen, Jouko Myllyoja, Thomas Fogwill, Ronell Alberts

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of how a digital health innovation ecosystem was conceptualised and validated for South Africa. Largely, we focus on defining strategies to build Digital Health Innovation Ecosystems in the context of developing countries, and pay particular attention to the challenges and potentials. Over a period of two years the conceptualisation was done by applying Design research as a methodology and the validation through two cycles of expert review feedback in order to improve the artifact. The conceptual digital health innovation ecosystem for South Africa portrays the inputs from research experts and practitioners in South Africa, Africa and Europe working in the Health domain. Feedback indicated that the conceptual digital health innovation ecosystem for South Africa is a good reflection of the realities of developing contexts where all role players and systems are indicated that affect digital health. This conceptualisation allows for the positioning of sub innovation ecosystems and related new products through applying an open innovation life cycle to improve the quality of life of ordinary citizens.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIST-Africa Week Conference, 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages1-11
ISBN (Electronic)878-1-9058-2455-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1955-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIST-Africa Week Conference - Durban, South Africa
Duration: 11 May 201613 May 2016

Conference

ConferenceIST-Africa Week Conference
CountrySouth Africa
CityDurban
Period11/05/1613/05/16

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Ecosystem
South Africa
Innovation
Health
Conceptualization
Africa
Design research
Methodology
Open innovation
Quality of life
New products
Developing countries
Positioning
Life cycle

Keywords

  • digital health
  • ICT for health
  • health innovation ecosystem
  • ecosystems
  • medical services
  • facsimile

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Herselman, M., Botha, A., Toivanen, H., Myllyoja, J., Fogwill, T., & Alberts, R. (2016). A Digital Health Innovation Ecosystem for South Africa. In IST-Africa Week Conference, 2016 (pp. 1-11). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISTAFRICA.2016.7530615
Herselman, Marlien ; Botha, Adele ; Toivanen, Hannes ; Myllyoja, Jouko ; Fogwill, Thomas ; Alberts, Ronell. / A Digital Health Innovation Ecosystem for South Africa. IST-Africa Week Conference, 2016 . Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2016. pp. 1-11
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A Digital Health Innovation Ecosystem for South Africa. / Herselman, Marlien; Botha, Adele; Toivanen, Hannes; Myllyoja, Jouko; Fogwill, Thomas; Alberts, Ronell.

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