TAN Swee Lin, Sharon

Assistant Professor tansl
BSc (Hons), MSc (NUS)
MSc, PhD (Carnegie Mellon University)
 
Phone : (+65) 6516 4866
Fax     : (+65) 6779 7365

 

Profile

Dr. Sharon Tan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Academic Co-director of the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) at NUS. She holds a Ph.D. from Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, and a MSc. and BSc. (Honors) in Information Systems from the National University of Singapore.

Her research focuses mainly on the intersection of IT and healthcare with a special focus on HIT adoption and use, Health 2.0 and Mobile Health, and Health Analytics. Her work has been presented at premier conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and Association of Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and published in MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. She is a recipient of the University's Annual Teaching Excellence Award and the Faculty Teaching Excellence award and several research awards including the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award.

Sharon has served as guest co-editor for a special section in Information Systems Frontiers and a focus theme issue for Methods of Information in Medicine on “Big Data & Analytics in Healthcare" and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of AIS and the Journal of Database Management. She has served as Program Co-chair for the International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare (BDAH) 2014, Organizing Committee member for BDAH 2013, and as Track Co-chair for “Healthcare IS track” at ICIS 2015, “IT/IS in Healthcare” track at PACIS 2012 & 2015, and “Health Informatics” at International Conference on Electronic Commerce  2014. Currently she is also on the Singapore WDA-IDA National Infocomm Competency Framework Expert Panel.

 

Research Interests

  • Healthcare IT/ Health Analytics/Mobile Health and Health 2.0
  • Knowledge Management

 

Selected Publications

Kohli, R. and Tan, S.S.L. “Electronic Health Records: How Can IS Researchers Contribute to Transforming Healthcare” MIS Quarterly, forthcoming (authorship in alphabetical order).

Tong, Y., Tan, S.S.L and Teo, H.H. “The Road to Early Success: Impact of System Use in the Swift Response Phase”, Information Systems Research, 26(2), 2015, pp. 418-436.

Goonawardene, N. and Tan, S.S.L. “Health 2.0 Enabled Collaborative Healthcare Maintenance,” in Proceedings of the Thirty-fifth Annual International Conference on Information Systems (Fort Worth, USA), Dec 2015.

Tan, S.S.L., Gao, G. and Koch, S. Editorial: “Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare”, Methods of Information in Medicine, 18 Nov 2015, preprint online (http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME15-06-1001).

Liu, R., Jiang, J., Goonawardene, N., and Tan, S.S.L. “A Case Study on the Effectiveness of an In-house Physician Rating Tool in Outpatient Clinics”, in Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of American Medical Informatics Association (San Francisco CA, USA), Nov 2015.

Goonawardene, N. and Tan, S.S.L. “Practitioner-driven Virtual Communities: An Attachment Theory Perspective to Patients’ Adherence to Online Health Advice”, in Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth Annual International Conference on Information Systems (Auckland, New Zealand), Dec 2014.

Goonawardene, N. and Tan, S.S.L. “A Qualitative Analysis of Patients’ Behaviour in an Online Health Community: Dynamics of Self-regulated Health Goal Achievement”, in Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of American Medical Informatics Association (Washington DC, USA), Nov 2014.

Jiang, J., Goonawardene, N., and Tan, S.S.L. “Do You Find Health Advice on Microblogging Platforms Credible? Role of Self-Efficacy and Health Threat in Credibility Assessment,” Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2014 Proceedings, Chengdu, China, June 2014.

Jiang, J., Tan, S.S.L., Goh, K.Y., and Wu, D. “Effectiveness of a Heath Card Program on Appointment Compliance,” International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare (BDAH) Proceedings, Singapore, June 2014.

Jiang, J., and Tan, S.S.L. “Employees' Evaluation of Mandatory IS Change and Affective Commitment to Change,” Proceedings of Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, USA, Aug 2014.

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), Dec 2013.

Goonawardene, N., Jiang, J., Tan, S.S.L. and Jiang Z. “Online Health Information Seeking and Adolescents’ Intention towards Health Self-management”, Proceedings of the 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (Jeju-island, Korea), June 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).

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. (Runners-up for Best Conference Paper Award)

 

Teaching

  • IS6003: Contemporary Theories in IS Research
  • IS2104: Software Team Dynamics
  • IS6005: Seminars in Information Systems I
  • CS5253/IS5112: Knowledge Systems and Management
  • CS4264: E-Commerce: B2C Applications