Role of wireless handheld technology by nurses in healthcare environment

Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Gururajan, Raj (2012) Role of wireless handheld technology by nurses in healthcare environment. Computer Technology and Application, 3 (8). pp. 550-557. ISSN 1934-7332

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Abstract

One of the emerging technologies is wireless handheld technology and implication of these devices is enormous for business community, healthcare domain is not an exception to this phenomena. This research paper provides some useful finding about the use of PDA's in the healthcare environment through actual usage of PDA in the healthcare ward. A qualitative and quantitative approach was adopted to explore these phenomena due to the exploratory nature of the research. Finding of this study identified some of the motivators and issues associated with the wireless handheld technology in healthcare environment. Furthermore it was also found that these wireless handheld devices could help to improve the quality of care through better decision making processes. This study is limited to only one sate of Australian and further research is needed to see the implication of the finding to wider community and other domains in the Australian environment.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 23:28
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 03:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: smart technology; ICT; wireless handheld devices; healthcare; adoption; actual use; decision
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23971

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