Non-Invasive Prenatal Test: An 'invasive' innovation in prenatal testing

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Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a relatively new offering in prenatal testing. Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (Finland) started to provide NIPT alternative in January of 2015. The purpose of this study is to investigate the disruptive elements of NIPT in prenatal testing services. This exploratory study shows that the use of NIPT creates certain challenges for both the consumers and the service providers. We argue that genetic counselling is essential and should be tightly integrated to the patient-provider relationship and to the supported peer to peer networks as a way to organize service production and delivery. Our research develops new insights into the use of NIPT and also enriches the research of service innovation with the focus on the implementation of innovation in knowledge intensive services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 25th Annual RESER Conference “Innovative Services in the 21st Century”
EditorsJon Sundbo, Lars Fuglsang, Flemming Sørensen, Nanna Balsby
PublisherRoskilde University
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7349-921-4
ISBN (Print)978-87-7349-921-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Association for Research on Services Conference - Eigtveds Pakhus, Roskilde, Denmark
Duration: 10 Sep 201512 Sep 2015
Conference number: 25

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ConferenceEuropean Association for Research on Services Conference
Abbreviated titleRESER


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