Miria Grisot

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Visiting address Institutt for informatikk Ole Johan Dahls Hus Gaustadalléen 23 D N-0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1080 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic Interests

I am interested in understanding ICT-enabled processes of practice innovation and organisational change from a socio-technical perspective. I study technology through case study research using interpretive approaches and ethnographic methods; and theoretically I am interested in theories of technology, information infrastructures, institutional theory, and material semiotic approaches. I currently conduct research on the role of ICT in transforming information and communication practices in the healthcare context.


In the autumn semester I teach HINF1102/HME4310 Medical Informatics and Logistics (the course is for bachelor students at the Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine)  <http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/medisin/helseadm/HINF1102/>

The course emphasizes the strategic and operational challenges related to the introduction and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the health sector. It seeks to give students a basic understanding of the opportunities and challenges that are related to the introduction and use of ICT.

Higher education

I hold a M.Sc. in Political Science (Politics and Administration area), from the University of Bologna, Italy, and a PhD in Information Systems (2008), from the University of Oslo with a thesis titled: "Foregrounding heterogeneity: a performative approach to the coordination of distributed work and information infrastructures in use". In 2009 I have been a visiting reasercher at the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

Research Project

I am currently affiliated with the C3 Centre for Connected Care and with the InfraData project.


  • Grisot, Miria & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2017). Re-Infrastructuring for eHealth: Dealing with Turns in Infrastructure Development. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).  ISSN 0925-9724.  26(1), s 7- 31 . doi: 10.1007/s10606-017-9264-2
  • Thorseng, Anne Asmyr & Grisot, Miria (2017). Digitalization as institutional work: a case of designing a tool for changing diabetes care. Information Technology and People.  ISSN 0959-3845.  30(1), s 227- 243 . doi: 10.1108/ITP-07-2015-0155
  • Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni; Grisot, Miria & Aanestad, Margunn (2016). Enabling Electronic Interactions between Patients and Healthcare Providers: a service design perspective . Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems.  ISSN 0905-0167.  28(1), s 71- 90
  • Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni; Grisot, Miria & Aanestad, Margunn (2015). A Frugal Approach to Novelty: Patient-oriented Digital Health Initiatives Shaped by Affordable Losses and Alliances, In Jorg Becker; Jan vom Brocke & Marco de Marco (ed.),  Proceedings of ECIS 2015.  Association for Information Systems.  ISBN 978-3-00-050284-2.  193.
  • Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni; Grisot, Miria & Aanestad, Margunn (2015). Co-Creation of Patient-Oriented Services: Design of Electronic Booking for Norwegian Healthcare, In Harri Oinas-Kukkonen; Netta Iivari; Kari Kuutti; Anssi Öörni & Mikko Rajanen (ed.),  Nordic Contributions in IS Research. 6th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2015, Oulu, Finland, August 9-12, 2015, Proceedings..  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-21782-6.  14.  s 193 - 207
  • Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni; Grisot, Miria & Aanestad, Margunn (2015). Co-creation of patient-oriented services: Design of electronic booking for Norwegian healthcare. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing.  ISSN 1865-1348.  223, s 193- 207 . doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-21783-3_14
  • Grisot, Miria; Hanseth, Ole & Thorseng, Anne Asmyr (2014). Innovation of, in, on infrastructures: Articulating the role of architecture in information infrastructure evolution . Journal of the AIS.  ISSN 1536-9323.  15(4), s 197- 219
  • Shidende, Nima Herman; Grisot, Miria; Aanestad, Margunn & Igira, Faraja Teddy (2014). Coordination Challenges in Collaborative Practices in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Tanzania. Journal of Health Informatics in Africa.  ISSN 2197-6902.  2(1), s 1- 16 . doi: 10.12856/JHIA-2014-v2-i1-88
  • Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni & Grisot, Miria (2014). Electronic Communication between Citizens and Healthcare Practitioners: An Analysis of Practitioner Reported Obstacles , In Trine Hald Commisso; Jacob Nørbjerg & Jan Pries-Heje (ed.),  Nordic Contributions in IS Research : 5th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2014, Ringsted, Denmark, August 10-13, 2014 : Proceedings.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-09545-5.  paper 9.  s 121 - 132
  • Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni & Grisot, Miria (2014). Electronic communication between citizens and healthcare practitioners: An analysis of practitioner reported obstacles. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing.  ISSN 1865-1348.  186, s 121- 132
  • Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni & Grisot, Miria (2014). Infrastructures for Patient-centeredness: connecting Novel and Existing Components to Serve Strategic Agendas for Change , In  Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 9-11, 2014.  Association for Information Systems.  ISBN 978-0-9915567-0-0.  article 1010.  s 1 - 12
  • Grisot, Miria & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2013). How the 'New' Makes Use of the 'Old': Understanding Reconfigurations of Information Systems and Organizations in the Norwegian Health Sector, In  Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2013, Milan, Italy. 2013.  Association for Information Systems.  ISBN 978-0-615-93383-2.  Paper 93.
  • Grisot, Miria & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2013). Infrastructures in healthcare: The interplay between generativity and standardization. International Journal of Medical Informatics.  ISSN 1386-5056.  82(5), s E170- E179 . doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2012.08.010
  • Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni & Grisot, Miria (2012). Innovation in the face of the uncertainity: the case of "my health record", In  Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems : ECIS 2012 : June 10-13, 2012, Barcelona.  Association for Information Systems.  ISBN 978-84-88971-54-8.  Paper 198.
  • Grisot, Miria; van der Velden, Maja & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2011). Socio-Technical Challenges in Designing a Web-Based Communication Platform , In Anne Moen (ed.),  User Centred Networked Health Care.  IOS Press.  ISBN 9781607508052.  Artikkel 15.  s 68 - 72
  • Grisot, Miria & Vassilakopoulou, Polixeny (2011). Challenges in institutionalising electronic platforms for patient-healthcare provider communication. International Journal of Electronic Healthcare.  ISSN 1741-8453.  6(2), s 138- 152 . doi: 10.1504/IJEH.2011.044346
  • Grisot, Miria & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2011). Challenges in institutionalising electronic platforms for patient–healthcare provider communication'. International Journal of Electronic Healthcare.  ISSN 1741-8453.  6(2/3/4), s 138- 152
  • Grisot, Miria (2010). Ordningslogikker i informasjonspraksiser – en case fra hjertetransplantasjon, I: Margunn Aanestad & Irene Olaussen (red.),  IKT og samhandling i helsesektoren - Digitale lappetepper eller sømløs integrasjon?.  Tapir Akademisk Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-519-2646-1.  chapter 4.  s 57 - 71
  • Grisot, Miria & Aanestad, Margunn (2010). Engagement in Information Infrastructure Research , In Judith Molka-Danielsen (ed.),  IRIS Selected Papers of the Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia.  Tapir Akademisk Forlag.  ISBN 9788251927352.  Kapittel 1.  s 9 - 22
  • Mørk, Bjørn Erik; Aanestad, Margunn; Hanseth, Ole & Grisot, Miria (2008). Conflicting Epistemic Cultures and Obstacles for Learning across Communities of Practice . Knowledge and Process Management.  ISSN 1092-4604.  15(1), s 12- 23 . doi: 10.1002/kpm.295
  • Hanseth, Ole; Jacucci, Edoardo; Grisot, Miria & Aanestad, Margunn (2007). Reflexive integration in the development and implementation of an Electronic Patient Record system, In Ole Hanseth & Claudio Ciborra (ed.),  Risk, Complexity and ICT.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 1845426614.  6.  s 118 - 135
  • Hanseth, Ole; Jacucci, Edoardo; Grisot, Miria & Aanestad, Margunn (2006). Reflexive standardization: Side effects and complexity in standard making. Management Information Systems Quarterly.  ISSN 0276-7783.  30, s 563- 581

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  • Aanestad, Margunn; Grisot, Miria; La Rocca, Antonella & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2015). Connected Care – creating patient-oriented digitally supported health services.
  • Aanestad, Margunn; Grisot, Miria & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2015). Personal Health Records as novel common Spaces: patients as integrators.
  • Grisot, Miria & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2015). Creating a national e-health infrastructure: the challenge of the installed base.
  • Grisot, Miria & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2015). Working for infrastructural extension: a study of a national eHealth project..
  • Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni; Aanestad, Margunn & Grisot, Miria (2015). Innovation in eHealth Infrastructures: Digitalisation Spirals.
  • Aanestad, Margunn; Grisot, Miria & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2014). My Record - Between Infrastructures.
  • Grisot, Miria; Aanestad, Margunn; Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni & Thorseng, Anne Asmyr (2014). To, with, for and about patients: four modes of IT enabled patient-centricity.
  • Grisot, Miria; Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni & Aanestad, Margunn (2014). Innovation and emergence in infrastructure evolution: the case of Helsenorge.no and the Health Archive.
  • Thorseng, Anne Asmyr & Grisot, Miria (2014). Design as institutional work in ICT-based innovation for patient centric services in diabetes care.
  • Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni; Grisot, Miria & Aanestad, Margunn (2014). Cultivating novelty in patient-healthcare provider communication: an effectuation perspective.
  • Aanestad, Margunn; Grisot, Miria & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2013). Towards Patient-Centered Health Information Infrastructures: the Challenge of Disparate Components.
  • Grisot, Miria & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2013). Opportunities and challenges of introducing patient-oriented ICT solutions.
  • Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni & Grisot, Miria (2013). Exploring the concept of architecture in Technology and Organization studies.
  • Grisot, Miria; Hanseth, Ole & Thorseng, Anne Asmyr (2012). Staying under the radar: innovation strategy in Information Infrastructures for health.
  • Grisot, Miria & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2012). Technology Innovation in the face of Uncertainty: the case of "My Health Record".
  • Thorseng, Anne Asmyr & Grisot, Miria (2012). Research directions for disease management systems.
  • Grisot, Miria; van der Velden, Maja & Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni (2011). Institutionalizing Practices as Boundary Work: The case of MyHealthRecord.
  • Grisot, Miria (2010). Ordering logics of information practices: a case on heart transplants.
  • Grisot, Miria & Aanestad, Margunn (2010). Engagement in practice, engagement with practice: exploring multiplicity in complex infrastructural arrangements.
  • Grisot, Miria (2008). Foregrounding differences: a performative approach to the coordination of distributed work and information infrastructures in use.
  • Grisot, Miria (2008). Multiple logics at work in information infrastructure in use: a case study on heart transplantation.
  • Aanestad, Margunn & Grisot, Miria (2006). Beyond the project? Challenging our conceptualisations of ICT-enabled change processes.
  • Aanestad, Margunn; Aarts, Jos; Gregory, Judith; Grisot, Miria & Jacucci, Edoardo (2004). Sociotechnical Theoretical Approaches to IT in Health Care (Panel).
  • Grisot, Miria (2004). Integrating knowledge across disciplines: a case study from heart transplantation.
  • Jacucci, Edoardo; Grisot, Miria & Hanseth, Ole (2004). "Fight Risk with Risk: Reflexivity of Risk and Globalization in Information Systems".
  • Aanestad, Margunn; Mørk, Bjørn Erik; Grisot, Miria; Hanseth, Ole & Syversten, Carsten (2003). Knowledge as a barrier to learning: a case study from medical R&D.
  • Grisot, Miria; Nilsson, Agneta & Mathiassen, Lars (2003). Imposed Configurations by Networked Technology.
  • Jacucci, Edoardo; Grisot, Miria; Aanestad, Margunn & Hanseth, Ole (2003). Reflexive Standardization: interpreting side-effects and escalation in standard-making.
  • Ciborra, Claudio; Cordella, Antonio & Grisot, Miria (2002). Distribute Knowledge Across Boundaries.
  • Nilsso, Agneta; Grisot, Miria & Aanestad, Margunn (2002). Electronic Patient Records - an Information Infrastructure for Health Care.

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