Best Paper Award 2022

*The submission form is at the bottom of this page.*

The Special Interest Group on Health (SIG-Health) of the Association for Information Systems will award its annual Best Published Paper Award in 2022. There will be a Junior and a Senior award category when at least 5 submissions are received in each category. For each category, there will be a Best Paper Award and Meritorious Mention.

Submissions are due on July 25, 2022 with the announcements of winners following soon after. At the time of the award presentation, winners need to be a AIS SIGHealth Member (only $10 for AIS members!) and be present at the AMCIS 2022 or the ICIS 2022 SIGHealth Business Meeting to receive the award.

To be eligible as a Junior Researcher, you need to have been a student at the time the paper was published. This has to be reflected in your affiliation. Everyone else will be considered to be a Senior Researcher.

We will accept journal and conference papers in English that were published and in print in 2021. They need to contain original research. Papers that are editorial comments, notes, or research-in-progress are not eligible. Conference posters are not eligible. The paper needs to have been peer-reviewed. Only one paper per first author will be accepted.


To submit a paper, create a single pdf file that contains a cover page with your contact information, the paper’s DOI or publication URL, an explanation of you status if not clear from the paper, and the published version of the paper. Do not submit proofs or drafts.

Review Committee
  • To be announced.
Important Dates
  • Deadline: July 25th, 2022, midnight.
  • Expected Notification: August 1st 2022
Review Criteria
  • Innovation:
    • Are new strategies and/or approaches described?
    • Do they improve current practices?
    • Do they enhance knowledge?
  • Impact:
    • Does the paper address a real problem?
    • Is the problem solved or diminished?
    • Is a significant part of an organization, population or the world impacted?
  • Implementation:
    • Is the innovation operational?
    • What is the breadth of the implementation?
    • Is the approach/knowledge applicable to others?
  • Appeal and Readability:
    • Is there broad interest in the problem across industries and cultures?
    • Will the paper appeal to SIG-Health membership?
    • Is the paper brief, clear, and to the point?

Jim Ryan
President AIS SIG-Health
Associate Teaching Professor of MIS
Foisie Business School
Worcester Polytechnic Institute