Exploring the path to big data analytics success in healthcare

Yichuan Wang, Nick Hajli
2017 Journal of Business Research  
Although computer scientists indicate that big data technologies have tremendous benefits for healthcare industries, extant research has paid insufficient attention to the exploration of its business value. In order to bridge this knowledge gap, this research proposes a business analytics-enabled business value model in which we use the resource-based theory (RBT) and IT capability building to link big data architectural components, through big data analytics capabilities, to a big
more » ... benefits framework. To test the validity of our conceptual model, we employed content analysis as our research approach. The dataset consisted of 109 case descriptions, covering 63 healthcare organisations. Our results of the analysis have identified five big data analytics capabilities and their underlying items as well as three path-tovalue chains. These findings may be a starting point in studying how big data analytics constitutes business value in practice and offers an empirical basis that can stimulate a more detailed investigation of big data implementation.
doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.08.002 fatcat:2g2ilz23xjdbtg4mvxiojrlfsu