Study to investigate factors influencing adoption of mobile devices in the health care environment

Rani Sood, Vasundhara and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Gururajan, Raj (2016) Study to investigate factors influencing adoption of mobile devices in the health care environment. In: European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016), 12-15 June 2016, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Abstract

Mobile devices have tremendous potential to improve the healthcare domain. However, use of mobile devices in healthcare is slow. Therefore, the aim of the research is to understand factors influencing adoption of mobile devices in the healthcare environment and to develop a model for adoption of mobile devices. The main research question designed to achieve this aim is as follows:
RQ1: What factors constitute a conceptual framework for adoption of mobile devices in the healthcare environment?
The sub research questions designed to achieve the aim of this research are as follows:
SQ1: How self-efficacy and relative advantages influence individual readiness for adoption of mobile devices in healthcare?
SQ2: What is the role of age, gender, and experience as moderating factors on the determinants of adoption of mobile devices in healthcare?
This research hypothesises individual readiness, complexity and social influences are moderated by age, gender and experience for individual intention to adopt mobile devices in healthcare. Furthermore, functional features of mobile devices and compatibility with healthcare processes will be moderated by age and gender.

In this research paper the factors influencing use of mobile devices in the Australian healthcare system are studied and a conceptual framework is developed from a literature review. Further, a mixed method approach will be used to achieve the objectives of this study. A qualitative approach (focus group technique) will be used to refine the conceptual framework and hypotheses that are influencing healthcare professionals (HCPs) to adopt mobile devices in the healthcare domain. A quantitative approach (web survey) will be used to test the hypotheses.

This research will add to the body of knowledge and contribute to practice. In theoretical contribution this research in progress paper will provide further understanding for researchers regarding the key factors that could predict the adoption of mobile devices in the healthcare context. In practice, this research has potential to reform policies for using mobile devices in the Australian healthcare context. This research will also open future avenues for research community to conduct more research in this area from other perspectives such as patient’s perspective and will add to the body of knowledge. Therefore, this research has the potential to improve theory, practices and reform policies and also have some future research opportunities.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 06:34
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 02:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile devices; healthcare
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29583

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