Call for papers: Special Issue on digital work in healthcare
The issue will seek to understand what can be learnt from previous manifestations of digital healthcare work.
Long-term care in the gig economy
Advances in digital technologies have led to the development of a flourishing platform economy in the provision of long-term personal care at home.
Digital platforms’ role in re-skilling healthcare professionals for Covid-19 recovery
This related project, funded by the UKRI- Higher Education Innovation Fund, explores whether and how digital platforms can be used as a rapid intervention to re-skill healthcare workers in emergencies.
agiLab is a collaboration between academics and practitioners to develop more flexible ways of meeting the needs of workers, patients and society.
Leading an Agile Workforce in the NHS
This related project explores the move into agile-working for NHS staff. Funded by the NHS People Directorate/Leadership Academy.
The Care Necessities: Developing Inclusive Digital Technologies for Scotland’s Post Pandemic Social Care
This Innovation Fund project explored the extent to which the introduction of technological innovation in social care has been characterized by care worker and service user participation in the choice, implementation and evaluation of technology.
The role of digital health platforms in re-skilling healthcare professionals in developing countries: The case of MedicineAfrica
There is limited understanding about how digital health platforms can establish and develop professionalism in developing countries, especially where continuous professional development opportunities are scarce or under-developed. Our research illustrates how this can be achieved by drawing on a qualitative study of a non-profit platform, MedicineAfrica, that is dedicated [...]
Creating social value in online communities through digital activism
Online health communities bring together patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, academics and commerce, including the pharmaceutical industry. These digital platforms focus on common interests such as a particular disease, research, therapies or campaigning to influence policy and funding. Research has revealed that online health communities can reduce regional health disparities [...]
Agile Working and Well-Being in the Digital Age
Within the digital era, agile working is imperative for organisations and workers to meet the needs of customers, service-users and ever-changing markets. This needs to be achieved whilst meeting goals of effectiveness and well-being. In this book, state-of-the-art theory is used to understand how to optimise agile working by [...]
The hidden mechanisms for online community growth
We live in an era of social media and online communities where much of what used to happen face to face has moved online. Even more so in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. How relevant are existing management theories within this new context? Can we simply mimic traditional [...]