Information Technology Acceptance in Health Information Management

Abdekhoda, Mohammadhiwa and Ahmadi, M. and Dehnad, A. and Hosseini, A. F. Information Technology Acceptance in Health Information Management. Methods of Information in Medicine, 2014, vol. 53, n. 1, pp. 14-20. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Summary Objective: User acceptance of information technology has been a significant area of research for more than two decades in the field of information technology. This study assessed the acceptance of information technology in the context of Health Information Management (HIM) by utilizing Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) which was modified and applied to assess user acceptance of health information technology as well as viability of TAM as a research construct in the context of HIM. Methods: This was a descriptive- analytical study in which a sample of 187 personnel from a population of 363 personnel, working in medical records departments of hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences, was selected. Users’ perception of applying information technology was studied by a researcher-developed questionnaire. Collected data were analyzed by SPSS software (version16) using descriptive statistics and regression analysis. Results: The results suggest that TAM is a useful construct to assess user acceptance of information technology in the context of HIM. The findings also evidenced the perceived ease of use (PEOU) and perceived usefulness (PE) were positively associated with favorable users’ attitudes towards HIM. PU was relatively more associated ( r=0.22, p = 0.05) than PEOU (r = 0.014, p =0.05) with favorable user attitudes towards HIM. Conclusions: Users’ perception of usefulness and ease of use are important determinants providing the incentive for users to accept information technologies when the application of a successful HIM system is attempted. The findings of the present study suggest that user acceptance is a key element and should subsequently be the major concern of health organizations and health policy makers.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Information technology, health information management, technology acceptance model, user acceptance, user perceptions
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
B. Information use and sociology of information > BI. User interfaces, usability.
F. Management.
L. Information technology and library technology > LD. Computers.
Depositing user: Dr. Mohammadhiwa Abdekhoda
Date deposited: 25 May 2016 07:22
Last modified: 25 May 2016 07:22


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