Handheld wireless devices and opinions of physicians in healthcare environment: a case of Pakistan

Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Gururajan, Raj (2014) Handheld wireless devices and opinions of physicians in healthcare environment: a case of Pakistan. In: 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2014): Integral IS: The Embedding of Information Systems in Business, Government and Society, 8-10 Dec 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

This paper examines the role of wireless handheld devices in the Pakistani healthcare environment using a
quantitative approach. This study identifies a list of barriers and drivers, and a factor analysis of the qualitative data identifies the key determinants such as 'technology management,data management, improved outcome, efficiency, and application limitations' were concerned with the usage of wireless handheld devices in the Pakistani healthcare environment. The results of the study are further analysed through regression analysis, on the basis of factor analysis. The results for the regression analysis indicate that for the dependent factor 'intention to use' with independent factors, 'technology management', data management, improved outcomes, efficiency, and software applications there is relationship between the dependent and independent variables. The value for the adjusted r-square was 0.524 and p value was 0.00. A total of 300 surveys were distributed, 97 useable surveys were returned, and the data was analysed through the SPSS
software. This study was limited to one city of Pakistan in the state of Punjab, so further research is need to
generalize the findings of this study.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Abdul Hafeez-Baig and Raj Gururajan. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 04:43
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 00:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: PDA; wireless handheld devices; healthcare; Pakistani physicians
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080301 Bioinformatics Software
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27116

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