Phenomena of adoption of wireless handheld devices: a case of healthcare setting

Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Gururajan, Raj (2013) Phenomena of adoption of wireless handheld devices: a case of healthcare setting. In: Cases on the diffusion and adoption of sustainable development practices. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 20-43. ISBN 978-1-4666-2842-7

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There has been little empirical research into the adoption of wireless technology in healthcare. Although there is a growing interest dedicated to the analysis of technical and operational aspects of wireless devices, there is little research into factors that would lead to the successful adoption of wireless technology in healthcare. Thorough literature reviews were conducted to synthesise adoption theories in the domain of information systems, and shortcomings in the existing literature were highlighted, in the context of wireless technology in healthcare. Synthases demonstrated that there is a need either to expand the existing body of knowledge, or develop new frameworks to accommodate adoption of wireless technology in healthcare. This study has combined the most prominent variables for adoption identified in the literature, and data collected through healthcare professionals have introduced health-specific variables associated with wireless technology in healthcare, to suggest a new adoption model.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright ©2013, IGI Global. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2013 02:47
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 05:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: healthcare; wireless; adoption; IDT; TAM; readiness; clinical; UTAUT; handheld devices
Fields of Research : 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
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080611 Information Systems Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2842-7.ch002

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