An investigation into the factors of adoption of wireless applications for data management by nurses

Gururajan, Raj and Kerr, Don and Moloney, Clint and Houghton, Luke (2005) An investigation into the factors of adoption of wireless applications for data management by nurses. In: APDSI 2005, 28 Jun - 02 Jul 2005, Taiwan.

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Abstract

The use of wireless hand held devices is becoming popular in healthcare applications for data management. While the concept is attractive, difficulties encountered by nurses included the small size of the device, problems in fitting current data collection forms into one screen of a handheld device and data entry using the 'garfiti' option. It appears that prior studies, while highlighting the importance of wireless applications in healthcare, failed to ascertain factors that determine the adoption of these applications in hopitals. This study conducted a set of interviews to investigate the factors of adoption of wireless applications by nurses in order to enhace heathcare data management. Preliminary findings of these interviews are presented here.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Asic-Pacific Decision Sciences Institute
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless technology, mobile technology, mobile devices, healthcare, health care, information systems, IS, nurses, nursing
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/199

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