Drivers and inhibitors of the adoption of wireless handheld technology in the healthcare industry: views from selected WA stakeholders

Quaddus, Mohammed and Fink, Dieter and Gururajan, Raj and Vuori, Timo (2005) Drivers and inhibitors of the adoption of wireless handheld technology in the healthcare industry: views from selected WA stakeholders. In: Health Informatics Conference 2005: Improving Healthcare Through Informatics (HIC 2005), 31 Jul - 02 Aug 2005, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

The use of wireless hand held devices is becoming popular in healthcare applications for flexibility and mobility. While the concept is attractive, difficulties encountered by health professionals 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 'grafiti' 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 healthcare. This study conducted a focus group interview to ascertain the factors of adoption (and barriers) of wireless applications in order to enhace heathcare data management. Preliminary findings of this focus group 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: Deposited with permission of publisher.
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
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/204

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