Towards an IoT Implementation Framework - About a New Building Project of a Hospital in a European Microstate

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Weber, M., Kipping, G., & vom Brocke, J. (2022). Towards an IoT Implementation Framework - About a New Building Project of a Hospital in a European Microstate. Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. (VHB_3: C)


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Implementing the Internet of Things (IoT) is associated with several multi-layered challenges and questions for practitioners and scholars alike. Against this background, we observe that practitioners especially seek advice on how to prepare the organization and manipulate the technology for their purposes and use context. However, little knowledge is available to guide the successful implementation of this emerging technology at the organizational level. In this research-in-progress paper, we report on a project from a state-funded hospital located in one of Europe's microstates. The hospital is currently planning a new building and sees this as an opportunity to reflect on the adoption of IoT to prepare the organization for future trends and challenges. We apply a Design Science Research (DSR) approach and base our findings on workshop with project managers and department heads from the hospital. Motivated by practice and grounded in socio-technical and adaptive structuration theory, we develop an IoT implementation framework that serves as guidance and navigation for the responsible practitioners and their implementation endeavor. We discuss this framework and present the next steps for future research.


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