Aug 2023Jun 2024


Citizen-Centered Digitalization in Healthcare:​ Overcoming Barriers for Electronic Patient Record (EPR) Implementation

In Switzerland, the importance of electronic patient records (EPR) is widely acknowledged, yet its widespread adoption remains limited. This research project aims to uncover the reasons behind this low adoption rate by analyzing the perspectives of stakeholders as well as examining the technologies underlying the current system. It seeks to identify strategies to overcome adoption barriers and provide insights that can inform policies and practices.

Type Policy
Author Sanja Tumbas
Aug 2023Feb 2024


Swiss Digital Service Public: Towards a Digital Policy

The advent of digitalization has profoundly transformed societal and economic structures by reshaping traditional value chains into digital platform-driven networks, impacting various sectors, including public services in Switzerland. This project aims to examine the influence of digital platforms on Swiss public services and proposes recommendations for a digital policy.

Type Policy
Author Matthias Finger, Melanie Kolbe-Guyot
Apr 2023Jan 2024


Making Commercial e-Transactions Flow Within and Across Borders

International trade transaction, especially in cross-border B2B contracting, often still rely on paper-based processes and physical exchanges. While electronic contracting technologies like digital signatures offer reliability and efficiency, their adoption is limited. This project aims to address the issue by exploring legal, technological, and institutional solutions.

Type Policy
Author Leonila Guglya
Jan 2023Jul 2023

Cornerstones of a Swiss Digital and Data Policy

This project aims to develop economically based terminology and conceptualizations as well as a sound understanding of digital markets and their regulation in order to propose key values for a Swiss digital policy with a focus on data policy. The resulting framework for analyzing the origins and effects of challenges in digital policy from an economic perspective will then be applied to current political and regulatory initiatives in Switzerland and the EU. Recommendations are derived from this.

Type Policy
Author Matthias Finger