TAN Swee Lin, Sharon

Assistant Professor
BSc (Hons), MSc (NUS)
MSc, PhD (Carnegie Mellon University)
Phone(+65) 6516 4866
Fax(+65) 6779 7365
Emailtansl@comp.nus.edu.sg
Webwww.comp.nus.edu.sg/~tansl/

Profile

Dr. Sharon Tan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems at The National University of Singapore (NUS). She received her Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, and her M.Sc. and B.Sc. Honours degrees in Information Systems from NUS.

Her research interests are in the area of Health Informatics and Analytics and Knowledge Management. Her work has been published in MIS Quarterly, the proceedings of the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference, the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and the America's Conference of Information Systems (AMCIS). Her papers have won several awards including the Emerald Management Review Citation of Excellence award (for being one of the top 50 articles out of 15,000 articles published in the top 400 business and management journals in 2008), the Best Paper Award of the 2009 Pre-ICIS workshop on HCI, and the Best Paper (Runners' Up) Award of the 2002 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).

Dr. Tan is serving on the editorial board of the Special Issue of Health IT and Economics for Health Systems. She has also served on the editorial board of the Journal of AIS special issue on Healthcare IT, and the Journal of Database Management. She has served or will be serving on the program committees of international conferences such as ICIS, PACIS. She will be serving as Program Co-chair for the forthcoming International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare 2014, and as Track Co-chair for the International Conference on Electronic Commerce “Health Informatics” track.

Research Interests

  • Knowledge Management
  • Healthcare Information Technology

Current Projects

  • Evaluation of a hospital patient card program
  • Evaluation of a online patient feedback system
  • Using social media to enhance patient attachment
  • Online health information seeking in Singapore

Selected Publications

Goonawardene, N. and Tan, S.S.L. "Patients’ Adherence to Health Advice on Virtual Communities: Identity and Bond Theory Perspective", Proceedings of the Thirty-third Annual International Conference on Information Systems (Milan, Italy), 2013 (forthcoming).

Goonawardene, N., Jiang, J., Tan, S.S.L. and Jiang Z. "Do you want to be your own doctor? Online Health Information Seeking and Adolescents' Intention towards Health Self-management", Proceedings of the 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (Jeju-island, Korea), 2013.

Jiang, J., Tong, Y. and Tan, S.S.L. "Do You Retweet Heath Advice on Microblogging Platforms? The Effects of Health Topic and Website Design on Credibility Assessment", Proceedings of the Thirty-third Annual International Conference on Information Systems (Orlando, FL), 2012.

Tong, Y., Goonawardene, N., Tan, S.S.L., Teo, H.H., and Low, C.H. "The Influence of Job Rotation on Physicians' System Use: A Situated Learning Perspective", Proceedings of the Thirty-second Annual International Conference on Information Systems (Shanghai, China), 2011.

Xu, L., Tan, S.S.L., Chan, H.C., Teo, H.H. and Goh, L.G. "Empowering Physicians with Electronic Health Records: System Capabilities to Adoption Intention", Proceedings of the Academy of Management 2010 Conference, OCIS division.

Tan, S.S.L. and Zou, X. "An Empirical Study of the Mediating Mechanisms of Knowledge Contribution", Proceedings of the 8th Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, Phoenix, Arizona, 2009. (Best Paper Award).

Olivera, F., Goodman, P.S. and Tan, S.S.L. "Contribution Behaviors in Distributed Environments," MIS Quarterly , vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 23-42, March 2008. (Emerald Management Review Citation of Excellence Award).

Zhang, W, Tan, S.S.L. and Tan, B.C.Y. "Effectiveness of Knowledge Acquisition for Newcomers: The relationship between acquisition channels and knowledge types," Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual International Conference on Information Systems (Milwaukee), 2006.

Dabbish, L. and Tan, S.S.L. "Interruption timing, performance and negative affect", Extended Abstracts on ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2004), Chicago, IL, Nov. 6-10.

Tan, S.S. L and Fichman, M. "Adoption of Web-based Transactional Banking: Efficiency-choice and Neo-institutional Perspectives", Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual International Conference on Information Systems, 2002, pp.137-146. (Awarded Runners-up for Best Conference Paper Award).

Tan, S. S. L., Teo, H. H., Tan, B. C. Y. and Wei, K. K. "Developing a Preliminary Framework for Knowledge Management in Organizations," Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Association for Information Systems Americas Conference, 1998, pp. 629-631.

Tan, S. S. L., Teo, H. H., Tan, B. C. Y. and Wei, K. K. "Environmental Scanning on the Internet," Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual International Conference on Information Systems, 1998, pp.76-87.

Teaching

  • IS2104: Software Team Dynamics
  • CS4264: E-Commerce: B2C Applications
  • CS5253/IS5112: Knowledge Systems and Management
  • IS6005: Seminars in Information Systems I

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