Research Talk with Prof. Tan Chuan Hoo of National University of Singapore

April 27, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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The Faculty of Computer Science at Universitas Indonesia presents Research Talk, a live webinar series where we invite researchers from all over the world to discuss cutting edge research in the field of computer science and informations systems.

The upcoming April 2021 edition of Research Talk is scheduled with the following details

Topic: Healthcare Rural-Urban Access Inequality Challenge: Transformative Roles of IT
Speaker: Prof. Tan Chuan Hoo (Associate Professor & Deputy Head, Department Of Information Systems and Analytics, School of Computing, National University of Singapore)

🗓️ Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
🕘  9:30am – 11:00pm WIB (GMT+7) via Zoom
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Host: Dr. Panca Hadi Putra (Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia)
Discussion Moderator: Dr. Betty Purwandari (Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia)


Healthcare rural-urban access inequality indicates the disparity among rural and urban people with severe medical ailments in gaining access to high-quality healthcare services. Although much hope has been pinned on the use of health information technology (HIT) to alleviate this critical and enduring societal challenge, the realized societal impact of HIT is unclear. Anchoring on both the social transformation theory and the affordance actualization theory, we conducted an in-depth qualitative study with two rounds of data collection in Mainland China. Our analysis contributes to a theory of HIT solution for the healthcare rural-urban access inequality challenge by establishing the link between HIT affordances and HIT interventions. This is done by examining how micro-level HIT effects (i.e., individual-level affordance) escalate to macro-level HIT effects (i.e., societal-level affordance), which lead to addressing the healthcare access inequality challenge. Along with providing policy implications on introducing HIT solutions to address the intricate societal challenges, it also extends the referenced theories by conceiving a way to generate macro-level affordance.

Speaker bio:

Chuan Hoo (CH) is Associate Professor (tenured) and Deputy Head (Programmes) in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics, School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is the curriculum chair for the department. Prior to joining NUS, he held a tenured faculty position in Hong Kong. Chuan Hoo conducts research in the area of the digital economy, digitalization and future of work with a range of organisations and institutions. His work has appeared in premium journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of AIS, ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology, Long Range Planning among many others. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers ( He serves or has served on the editorial boards of leading journals including MIS Quarterly (Associate Editor), Journal of AIS (editorial board member), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (editorial board members), among others. Chuan Hoo is the recipient of the INFORMS ISS Design Science Award (2013), MIS Quarterly outstanding associate editor award (2016), Journal of AIS best reviewer award (2016), and NUS School of Computing faculty teaching excellence award (2017).


April 27, 2021
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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