Gururajan, Raj and Gururajan, Vijaya and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul (2008) Clinical factors and technological barriers as determinants for the intention to use wireless handheld technology in healthcare environment: an Indian case study. In: ECIS 2008: Information Systems in an Innovative Knowledge-based Society, 9-11 Jun 2008, Galway, Ireland.
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Traditional technology adoption models identified 'ease of use' and 'usefulness' as the dominating factors for technology adoption. However, recent studies in healthcare have established that these two factors are not always reliable on their own and other factors may influence technology adoption. To establish the identity of these additional factors, a mixed method approach was used and data were collected through interviews and a survey. The survey instrument was specifically developed for this study so that it is relevant to the Indian healthcare setting. We identified clinical management and technological barriers as the dominant factors influencing the wireless handheld technology adoption in the Indian healthcare environment. The results of this study showed that new technology models will benefit by considering the clinical influences of wireless handheld technology, in addition to known factors. The scope of this study is restricted to wireless handheld devices such as PDAs, smart phones, and handheld PCs.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||No evidence of copyright restrictions on web site. Paper no. 216|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||healthcare; wireless technology; adoption factors|
|Subjects:||280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences > 280100 Information Systems|
|Depositing User:||Dr Abdul Hafeez-Baig|
|Date Deposited:||30 Jul 2008 05:24|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:04|
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