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Introduction

Chapter in book
Authors Kristian Wasén
Published in Emerging Health Technology: Relocation of Innovative Knowledge and Expertise. / Kristian Wasén, editor
Pages 1-20.
ISBN 9783642325694
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Heidelberg
Publication year 2013
Published at Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science
Pages 1-20.
Language en
Links link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/9...
Keywords Health technology management , Change management , Organisational innovation , Serendipity and creativity , 3D/4D/“5D” visualisation and imaging technology , Cloud computing in health care
Subject categories Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy, Medical technology, Business Administration, Technology and social change, Theory of science

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.

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