Key common determinants for adoption of wireless technology in healthcare for India and Pakistan: development of a conceptual model

Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Gururajan, Raj (2010) Key common determinants for adoption of wireless technology in healthcare for India and Pakistan: development of a conceptual model. In: MEDINFO 2010: 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics: Partnerships for Effective eHealth Solutions, 12-15 Sep 2010, Cape Town, South Africa.

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This study explores the perception and views of healthcare professionals in the subcontinent (India and Pakistan) towards the wireless handheld technology in the healthcare setting. A mixed methodology was adopted to explore the determinants of the wireless handheld devices in the healthcare setting. Interviews were conducted with 30 healthcare professionals to explore the initial themes. This was followed up with a survey instrument, specifically developed for this study, and distributed to 300 healthcare professionals in Pakistan and India. 200 useable surveys from India and 97 from Pakistan were received. The results of the study indicate that healthcare professionals felt that to use the wireless technology, the integration of the clinical and operational process is essential. Factor analysis through SPSS showed that any development of technological solutions for handheld devices would benefit, by considering the clinical, technological, and operational influences of the wireless technology in addition to clinical influences, clinical preference, training, and technical support. The study culminated in the development of an initial conceptual framework. The scope of this study is restricted to wireless handheld devices such as the smart phones, handheld PCs and PDAs.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Book information and detailed Table of Contents available from publisher website
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2011 13:22
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless technology; healthcare; PDA’s; handheld
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 > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3233/978-1-60750-588-4-342

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