The Influence of IT Environment on Hospital Employees´Acceptance of HIT
Abstract: The surge of health information technology (HIT) investment has helped hospitals evolve into an IT-intensive industry. Hospital nurses and physicians spend much time working with computer-based clinic application systems in their daily undertaking of healthcare service, and the effective use of HIT becomes critical to the success of hospitals. Behavioral research on the adoption of HIT lags behind the fast proliferation of the technology. Many researchers frame HIT adoption with theories that have been validated in other industries without examining the special context of hospital operations. This research attempts to study the special IT environment of hospitals and its influences on hospital employees’ reactions to HIT systems. A research model was developed, and a field study was conducted at two midsized hospitals to test the hypothesized relationships. Implications of the results for both HIT researchers and practitioners are discussed.
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Authors: Jun He