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At the poster exhibition of this year's Pharmaceutical History Biennial of the German Society for the History of Pharmacy, Dr. Meral Avci, Patric Troglauer, Dr. Kerstin Grothusheitkamp and Dr. Stefan Schellhammer presented their poster entitled "The role of the poor in the emergence of the German health care system" and were awarded the poster prize for it. [Nov. 12, 2021]

A new paper --Household Drug Management Practices of Residents in a Second-Tier City in China: Opportunities for Reducing Drug Waste and Environment Pollution-- written by Yumei Luo and Kai Reimers has been published in IJERPH as part of the Special Issue Advances in Hazardous Waste and Human Health. The paper is freely downloadable. [Aug. 12, 2021]

The Aachener Learning Community 'Innovaitve IT in der Medikamentenversorgung' and the Nordrhein Pharmacists' Chamber have been working together to connect ATHINA and 'PApp - Die Patientenapp' in the program 'P-ATHINA', more... [Jul. 13, 2021]

Markus Grief has presented some results of our project 'Medication -- yes, but safely' on a recent conference on social pharmacy, as reported in the industry journal `Pharmazeutische Zeitung` (in German) [Nov. 25, 2020]

First results of the project 'Medical Prescriptions' have been published in the industry journal 'Deutsche Apothekerzeiting' by Meral Avci and colleagues (in German) [Nov. 6, 2020]

Recently, an overview article ‘Perspectives on Information Infrastructure’ written bei Kai Reimers appeared in the Spring Handbook ‘Digital Economy’ (in German)
[May. 03, 2020]

Together with his colleague Yumei Luo from Yunnan University Kai Reimers has presented a project idea for reducing and recycling waste drugs in China on this year's HICSS conference. The paper is downloadable here.
[Jan. 24, 2019]

A new paper -- Beyond Markets, Hierarchies, and Hybrids: An Institutional Perspective on Two-sided Markets -- just appeared in the journal 'Electronic Markets'. It explores the possibility that the phenomenon of platforms may signal a large-scale shift in the organization of economic activities. The paper is freely downloadable.
[Nov. 23, 2018]

In an interdisciplinary research project “Medical Prescriptions: The Key to Understanding Information Infrastructures in Healthcare”, involving pharmacy historians and a pharmacy museum, Meral Avci and Stefan Schellhammer (Münster University) will analyze medical prescriptions over a period of 600 years to reconstruct the evolution of present day information infrastructures in the health sector; more...
[Nov. 06, 2018]

Kai Reimers and Robert Johnston have re-conceptualized the notion of information infrastructure by taking cues from a phenomenological interpretation of the Medieval city square. The paper just appeared in the book "Collaboration in the Digital Age".
[Oct. 22, 2018]

After our project proposal "Information Infrastructure as a Learning Process" had been selected as one of five projects to study the prospects and challenges of digitalization in healthcare one year ago (see here), we could now finally start with the project on May 1; more...
[May 17, 2018]

Our project "A Learning-based Approach to Digitalization of Healthcare Services" is one of only seven projects selected for a second period of funding by the university's ICT Project House. In the project we apply an alternative approach towards the development of information infrastructures in a learning environment which we call a Learning Community; more...
[Jul. 20, 2017]

Our project "A Learning-based Approach to Digitalization of Healthcare Services" has recently been awarded a grant to apply an alternative approach towards the development of information infrastructures in a learning environment which we call a Learning Community. The project is one of eleven projects funded by the university's ICT Project House; more...
[Mar. 01, 2017]

The "Learning Community Aachen" has been recognized as an innovative project through a prize awarded by the Association of Community Pharmacists; this short video (in German) introduces the project; more ...
[Feb. 25, 2016]

The "Learning Community Aachen", which was founded by us three years ago, has published a book (in German) which documents its discussions and proposals regarding innovative IT use in the area of medication management, more ...
[Oct. 29, 2015]

Our team (Matthias Dechent, Jörn Dressler, Nikolai Konikov, Norman Müller, Malte Strunk) won the regional final of the Accenture Campus Challenge 2015 with their project idea “City Projcts. The portal to current projects in your city”; more…
[Jul. 23, 2015]

Our paper "Novice-based Data Collection Methods ..." was awarded "Paper of the Year" (together with another paper) by the journal Electronic Markets.
[Feb. 5, 2015]

A new event, the Accenture Campus Innovation Challenge 2015, will be hosted in cooperation with Informatik 5, more ...
[Jan. 05, 2015]

A new paper on the future of enterprise systems just came out (more); please send us an email if you would like to have a copy.
[Nov. 14, 2014]

A new paper discusses our experiences with a new empirical method, called novice-based data collection; more ...
[July 22, 2014]

A little book just appeared with Springer which summarizes our research findings about the emergence of an open information infrastructure in China's pharmaceutical distribution industry; this book specifically addresses managers and policy makers; more ...
[April 2, 2014]

And one more paper about evolution of an information infrastructure in Chinese pharmaceutical retailing appeared as an advance online publication in the Information Systems Journal, this one adopting a life cycle approach; more ...
[March 11, 2014]

A new paper on the development of e-ordering in China's pharmaceutical industry just appeared in JIT; please contact us if you would like to have a copy. 
[Dec. 12, 2013]

One more paper on the emergence of information infrastructures in healthcare --in England and Finland -- is available here
[August 21, 2013]

An new paper on the emergence of information infrastructures in the Irish and Australian pharmaceutical distribution industry just appeared in print; more ...
[July 30, 2013]

Another paper just appeared in the Journal of Global IT Management, this one on the strategic use of software patents (more ...).
[May 8, 2013]

A new paper about the evolution of IOIS just appeared in the European Journal of Information Systems (more ...).
[April 30, 2013]

A new article elaborating the idea of novice-based data collection just appeared in Electronic Markets; more ...; a free pre-print version is available here
[April 19, 2013]