Study to investigate the determinants for the use of wireless technology in healthcare setting: a case of Pakistan

Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Gururajan, Raj and Mula, Joseph M. and Lin, Meng-Kuan (2009) Study to investigate the determinants for the use of wireless technology in healthcare setting: a case of Pakistan. In: COINFO 2009: Managing Virtual Organisations and Information in the Era of Globalisation, 21-23 Nov 2009, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

Among various technological developments, the use of wireless technologies is emerging rapidly in the developing and industrialized economies. Healthcare environment is no exception to this phenomenon, whereas the healthcare environments have unique characteristics and uptake of wireless handheld technologies in a healthcare environment is complex and exceptional. For example in healthcare environment, individuals are trying to save lives instead of making profit. Researchers in information systems domain agreed that use of wireless handheld technology in healthcare environment could improve quality of care, cost reduction, error reductions, and better quality of information. Awareness and use of information communication technologies (ICT) are on the rise in Pakistan and uptake of the wireless technology in healthcare environment is relatively slow. This paper presents the initial findings of the data collected from Pakistani healthcare professionals regarding their opinions and views about the use of wireless handheld technology in healthcare environment. A total of 300 surveys were distributed and 97 useable surveys were returned. Factor analysis clearly shows that Pakistani healthcare professionals are concerned about the usefulness and outcomes offered by the technology itself.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: Dr Joseph M. Mula
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2009 00:35
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 01:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pakistani healthcare systems; adoption of wireless; use of wireless technology; PDAs; handheld computers
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
10 Technology > 1099 Other Technology > 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1109/COINFO.2009.52
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5951

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