The role of perceived usefulness and attitude on electronic health record acceptance

Gajanayake, Randike, Sahama, Tony R., & Iannella, Renato (2014) The role of perceived usefulness and attitude on electronic health record acceptance. International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications, 5(4), pp. 108-119.

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Information and communications technologies are a significant component of the healthcare domain, and electronic health records play a major role in it. Therefore, it is important that they are accepted en masse by healthcare professionals. How healthcare professionals perceive the usefulness of electronic health records and their attitudes towards them have been shown to have significant effects on the overall acceptance in many healthcare systems around the world. This paper investigates the role of perceived usefulness and attitude on the intention to use electronic health records by future healthcare professionals using polynomial regression with response surface analysis. Results show that the relationships between these variables are more complex than predicted in prior research. The paper concludes that the properties of the above determinants must be further investigated to clearly understand: (i) their role in predicting the intention to use electronic health records; and (ii) in designing systems that are better adopted by healthcare professionals of the future.

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ID Code: 72772
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Special Issue on 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking,
Application, and Services
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Keywords: Electronic health records, technology acceptance, future healthcare professionals, perceived usefulness, attitude
DOI: 10.4018/ijehmc.2014100107
ISSN: 1947-315X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 IGI Global
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2014 22:43
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 10:34

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