Factors influencing the intention to use wireless technology in health care: a study in India

Gururajan, Raj (2007) Factors influencing the intention to use wireless technology in health care: a study in India. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 13 (Supple). pp. 40-41. ISSN 1357-633X


This study reports the factors that influence the intention in using a wireless technology for the Indian healthcare setting. Using both qualitative and quantitative techniques, physicians as well as health professionals from the Indian medical systems were approached for data collection. The qualitative data were used as a basis to develop a quantitative instrument. Both types of data (qualitative and quantitative) established technology factors, clinical factors, administrative factors and communication factors play a crucial role in determining the intention in using wireless technology in the Indian healthcare. These factors were further validated using a second order regression model to ensure their validity and reliability. The major contribution of this paper is identifying a number of factors influencing the intention and statistically validating such factors, perhaps for the first time in the Indian healthcare context.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's final manuscript deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2008 03:46
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 04:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: PLS model; healthcare technology; technology adoption; wireless technology
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 > 0803 Computer Software > 080301 Bioinformatics Software
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1258/135763307783247167
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3726

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