Organizational, technical and perceived readiness as adoption factors for wireless technology in healthcare: an Australian case study

Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Gururajan, Raj (2009) Organizational, technical and perceived readiness as adoption factors for wireless technology in healthcare: an Australian case study. In: Health Infomatics Conference 2009: Frontiers of Health Informatics - Redefining Healthcare (HIC 2009), 19-21 Aug 2009, Canberra, Australia.


Traditional adoption theories in Information Systems have identified various determinants for adoption of technology. The applicability of these determinants is questionable in the domain of healthcare because this is a unique environment, where healthcare professionals are dealing with time sensitive data. Furthermore, these adoption theories have predominantly explored desktop environment where users access data using a computer. ON the other hand, in an emerging technology environment, such as the wireless technology, data are pushed onto users’ hand. Thus, the emerging environment is radically different to the desktop environment. Therefore, this study explored the adoption issues applicable to an Australian healthcare environment where wireless technology would be used. The study administered a survey to healthcare professionals to explore their views and opinion about organizational readiness (OR, technical readiness (TR), and perceived readiness (PR) on the intention to using wireless handheld technology in healthcare setting. The finding shows that Australian healthcare professionals value organizational and technological readiness factors in addition to “ease of use” and “usefulness”.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publsiher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2010 11:48
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2014 22:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless technology; adoption factors; healthcare
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified

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