Personal Health Systems technologies: critical issues in service innovation and diffusion

D Schartinger, Ian Miles, Ozcan Saritas, Effie Amanatidou, S. Giesecke, Barbara Heller-Schuh, Laura Pombo-Juarez, Günter Schreier

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Personal health system (PHS) technologies can enhance public and private health service delivery and provide new business opportunities in Europe and around the world. Although much PHS technology has already been developed and could potentially provide virtually everyone with access to personalized healthcare, research driven primarily by a technology push may fail, because it fails to situate PHS within the wider health and social care service systems. In this article, we explore the scattered PHS research and innovation landscape, as well its relevant markets, using several types of analyses: bibliometrics, patent analysis, social network analysis, stakeholder workshops, and interviews. Our analyses aim to identify critical issues in the development and implementation of service systems around PHS technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-57
Number of pages11
JournalTechnology Innovation Management Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015


  • personal health systems, service innovation, foresight studies, ehealth, mhealth, healthcare, health and social care, stakeholders, innovation ecosystem, service systems, system design, technology adoption


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