Clinical factors and technological barriers as determinants for the intention to use wireless handheld technology in healthcare environment: an Indian case study

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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Abstract

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.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions on web site. Paper no. 216
Depositing User: Dr Abdul Hafeez-Baig
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2008 05:24
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2014 04:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: healthcare; wireless technology; adoption factors
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4284

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