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Balancing Technology and Humanity in Palliative Care: The Limits of Digitalization : Extended Abstract

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Gimpel, Henner ; Osberghauser, Kilian ; Schoch, Manfred ; Wöhl, Moritz:
Balancing Technology and Humanity in Palliative Care: The Limits of Digitalization : Extended Abstract.
In: Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA). - Baltmore, USA , 2023

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Projektgruppe WI Digital Life
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Projektgruppe WI Digital Society
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The paper explores the limits to digitalization in the healthcare sector, particularly in palliative care. While the use of digital technologies can improve accessibility, quality of care, and efficiency, there are also limits to digitalization. Identifying these limits is essential to ensure digital transformation initiatives create value and deliver benefits. We use ethnographic work and action design research to understand the current level of digitalization in a German palliative care ward and potential areas for improvement. We identify technical, economic, and social limits to digitalization, including the lack of reliable technology, the need for personal connection, and ethical concerns. Identifying and respecting these limits can prevent the implementation of digital solutions that do not create value or have adverse effects.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: digitalization; limits; palliative care; healthcare
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Branch Business and Information Systems Engineering of Fraunhofer FIT
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > FIM Research Center for Information Management
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 25 May 2023 11:11
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2023 05:32