A model for evaluating eHealth preparedness – a case study approach

Yusif, Salifu and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Soar, Jeffrey ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4964-7556 (2020) A model for evaluating eHealth preparedness – a case study approach. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, 14 (3). pp. 561-587. ISSN 1750-6166


Abstract

Purpose
This paper aims to validate an initially developed e-Health readiness assessment model.

Design/methodology/approach
The authors thematically analysed an initial qualitative data collected and used the outcome to develop survey instruments for this study. To collect the quantitative data, the authors used the drop and collect survey approach given the research setting. The quantitative data was analysed using factor and regression analyses of SPSS 23 in which hypotheses formulated were tested.

Findings
The results suggest that the model [R2 = 0.971; F (5, 214) = 1414.303], which is made up of readiness assessment factors (constructs) and measuring tools explain about 97% of the variance of the overall health information technology/e-Health adoption readiness at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. The measuring tools were reliable for assessing the composite variables (constructs): technology readiness; operational resource readiness; organizational and cultural readiness; regulatory and policy readiness; and core readiness, which have significant influence on eHealth adoption readiness assessment..

Originality/value
This study has successfully validated empirically developed eHealth readiness assessment model with complete reliable indicators given that existing eHealth readiness assessment models have not been effective due to a general lack of standard indicators for measuring assessment factors. The study also contributes to the growing research on the adoption of information technology/systems in health-care environment using the Technology–Organization–Environment framework.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 04:21
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 06:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIT/eHealth, Readiness assessment model, Measuring tools, Ghana, KATH, Developing countries
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460912 Knowledge and information management
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/TG-07-2019-0069
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41124

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