Controversies in Healthcare Innovation

Service, Technology and Organization

  • Thomas Hoholm
  • Antonella La Rocca
  • Margunn Aanestad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Thomas Hoholm, Antonella La Rocca, Margunn Aanestad
    Pages 1-17
  3. Translation of Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Mara Gorli, Jeanne Mengis, Elisa Giulia Liberati
      Pages 21-52
    3. Bjørn Erik Mørk, Jasmina Masovic, Gail Greig, Davide Nicolini, Ole Hanseth
      Pages 75-106
  4. Technology Enabled Healthcare Innovations

  5. Policy Interventions in Innovating Healthcare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Luis Araujo, Antonella La Rocca, Thomas Hoholm
      Pages 161-184
    3. Tonje Hungnes, Adeline Holmedahl Hvidsten
      Pages 185-213
    4. Ariane von Raesfeld, Elly van der Helm
      Pages 215-243
  6. Healthcare Innovations Beyond the Local Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Olga Mikhailova, Per Ingvar Olsen
      Pages 279-308
    3. Alexandra Waluszewski, Enrico Baraldi, Francesco Ciabuschi
      Pages 309-339
    4. Thomas Hoholm, Fred Strønen, Kari J. Kværner, Linn Nathalie Støme
      Pages 341-368
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 369-381

About this book


This book examines healthcare innovation processes, shedding light on the controversies endemic to innovation, which make such processes notoriously challenging. While, in the heat of action, controversies may be seen as barriers to innovation, observations reported in this volume point to controversies also having an energizing role. Students and academics studying innovation, organization, and health management and economics will find this book a valuable read as it provides empirical case studies on innovation processes in practice. Controversies in Healthcare Innovation will also appeal to practitioners of health care management, innovation project managers and policy-makers in the health care sector.


healthcare management policy-makers hospital innovation strategy reform

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Hoholm
    • 1
  • Antonella La Rocca
    • 2
  • Margunn Aanestad
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of StrategyBI Norwegian Business SchoolOsloNorway
  2. 2.Health Services Research CenterAkershus University HospitalLørenskogNorway
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-55779-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55780-3
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