Pakastani healthcare professionals views and opinions about use of wireless handheld devices in healthcare environment

Gururajan, Raj and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Kerr, Don (2008) Pakastani healthcare professionals views and opinions about use of wireless handheld devices in healthcare environment. Electronic Journal of Health Informatics, 3 (2). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1446-4381

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[Abstract]: This study explored reactions and perceptions of medical professionals to the use of wireless technology in the Pakistani healthcare setting. A questionnaire was developed and 300 medical professionals were surveyed with 97 completed survey forms returned. Regression analysis of the data indicated that clinical performance and better quality of services would be the key determinants in using wireless technology in Pakistani healthcare. These medical professionals indicated that in order to continuously use the technology, training and technical supports were essential. They also indicated that the introduction of such a technology will result in the attraction of more practitioners, save time, save effort and provide high quality information. Collectively, these factors, in the opinion of these professionals will reduce inaccuracies in data.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Pre-print version of article, as made available here, differs in title from the Published version. Pre-print title: Pakistani healthcare professionals views and opinions about use of wireless handheld devices in healthcare environment. © Copyright of articles is retained by authors; originally published in the electronic Journal of Health Informatics (http://www.ejhi.net). This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License (http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/au).
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Raj Gururajan
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2009 05:44
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless technology, user perceptions, Pakistani healthcare, Pakistan, PDAs, handheld PSs
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
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4716

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