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Adaptive Enterprise Architecture for the Digital Healthcare Industry: A Digital Platform for Drug Development

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School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
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Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Kanagawa 108-8345, Japan
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Global Digital Strategy Group, NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, Tokyo 102-0093, Japan
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ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, 72762 Reutlingen, Germany
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The Heinz School of Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University Australia, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
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Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
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Academic Editor: Corinna Schmitt
Information 2021, 12(2), 67; https://doi.org/10.3390/info12020067
Received: 11 January 2021 / Revised: 26 January 2021 / Accepted: 28 January 2021 / Published: 4 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Enterprise Architecture in the Digital Era)
Enterprise architecture (EA) is useful for effectively structuring digital platforms with digital transformation in information societies. Moreover, digital platforms in the healthcare industry accelerate and increase the efficiency of drug discovery and development processes. However, there is the lack of knowledge concerning relationships between EA and digital platforms, in spite of the needs of it. In this paper, we investigated and analyzed the process of drug design and development within the healthcare industry, together with related work in using an enterprise architecture framework for the digital era named the Adaptive Integrated Digital Architecture Framework (AIDAF), specifically supporting the design of digital platforms there. Based on this analysis, we evaluate a method and propose a new reference architecture for promoting digital platforms in the healthcare industry, with future specific aspects of them making effective use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The practical and theoretical contributions include: (1) Streamlined processes through digital platforms in organizations. (2) Informal knowledge supply and sharing among organizational members through digital platforms. (3) Efficiency and effectiveness in planning production and business for drug development. The findings indicate that EA with digital platforms using the AIDAF contribute to digital transformation with effectiveness for new drugs in the healthcare industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital transformation; enterprise architecture; digital platform; digital healthcare; knowledge management; cloud computing; artificial intelligence digital transformation; enterprise architecture; digital platform; digital healthcare; knowledge management; cloud computing; artificial intelligence
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Masuda, Y.; Zimmermann, A.; Viswanathan, M.; Bass, M.; Nakamura, O.; Yamamoto, S. Adaptive Enterprise Architecture for the Digital Healthcare Industry: A Digital Platform for Drug Development. Information 2021, 12, 67. https://doi.org/10.3390/info12020067

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Masuda Y, Zimmermann A, Viswanathan M, Bass M, Nakamura O, Yamamoto S. Adaptive Enterprise Architecture for the Digital Healthcare Industry: A Digital Platform for Drug Development. Information. 2021; 12(2):67. https://doi.org/10.3390/info12020067

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Masuda, Yoshimasa, Alfred Zimmermann, Murlikrishna Viswanathan, Matt Bass, Osamu Nakamura, and Shuichiro Yamamoto. 2021. "Adaptive Enterprise Architecture for the Digital Healthcare Industry: A Digital Platform for Drug Development" Information 12, no. 2: 67. https://doi.org/10.3390/info12020067

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