Purpose This article aims to understand the role of intermediaries that manage innovation challenges in the healthcare scenario. More specifically, it explores the role of digital platforms in addressing data challenges and fostering data-driven innovation in the health sector. Design/methodology/approach For exploring the role of platforms, the authors propose a theoretical model based on the platform's dynamic capabilities, assuming that, because of their set of capabilities, platforms may trigger innovation practices in actor interactions. To corroborate the theoretical framework, the authors present a detailed in-depth case study analysis of Apheris, an innovative data-driven digital platform operating in the healthcare scenario. Findings The paper finds that the innovative data-driven digital platform can be used to revolutionize established practices in the health sector (a) accelerating research and innovation; (b) overcoming challenges related to healthcare data. The case study demonstrates how data and intellectual property sharing can be privacy-compliant and enable new capabilities. Originality/value The paper attempts to fill the gap between the use of the data-driven digital platform and the critical innovation practices in the healthcare industry.

New emerging capabilities for managing data-driven innovation in healthcare: the role of digital platforms

Pietronudo, MC
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Caporuscio, A.;La Ragione, G.;Risitano, M.
2022

Abstract

Purpose This article aims to understand the role of intermediaries that manage innovation challenges in the healthcare scenario. More specifically, it explores the role of digital platforms in addressing data challenges and fostering data-driven innovation in the health sector. Design/methodology/approach For exploring the role of platforms, the authors propose a theoretical model based on the platform's dynamic capabilities, assuming that, because of their set of capabilities, platforms may trigger innovation practices in actor interactions. To corroborate the theoretical framework, the authors present a detailed in-depth case study analysis of Apheris, an innovative data-driven digital platform operating in the healthcare scenario. Findings The paper finds that the innovative data-driven digital platform can be used to revolutionize established practices in the health sector (a) accelerating research and innovation; (b) overcoming challenges related to healthcare data. The case study demonstrates how data and intellectual property sharing can be privacy-compliant and enable new capabilities. Originality/value The paper attempts to fill the gap between the use of the data-driven digital platform and the critical innovation practices in the healthcare industry.
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