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Introduction

  • Kristian WasenEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Health Care Management and Economics book series (BRIEFSHEALTHCARE)

Abstract

The opening chapter addresses the different ways in which visual knowledge and medical health expertise are being reorganised and relocated and thereby reinforced and disputed in new practices of professional work involving state-of-the-art health technology. Change management and related concepts are discussed and defined. The chapter shows that emerging health technologies, organisational renewal, and the discovery of unexpected innovative knowledge are highly interconnected in professional practice. Emerging health technology refers both to new work, physical devices, and visual knowledge and expertise that, when located and relocated in the institutional landscape—or combined and recombined in health practices—may unfold unexpectedly into new patient-doctor constellations and organisational structures.

Keywords

Health technology management Change management Organisational innovation Serendipity and creativity 3D/4D/“5D” visualisation and imaging technology Cloud computing in health care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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