An insight into the adoption of accountable-eHealth systems: n empirical research model based on the Australian context

Gajanayake, Randike, Sahama, Tony, & Iannella, Renato (2016) An insight into the adoption of accountable-eHealth systems: n empirical research model based on the Australian context. IRBM. (In Press)

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This paper provides a first look at the acceptance of Accountable-eHealth (AeH) systems–a new genre of eHealth systems designed to manage information privacy concerns that hinder the proliferation of eHealth. The underlying concept of AeH systems is appropriate use of information through after-the-fact accountability for intentional misuse of information by healthcare professionals. An online questionnaire survey was utilised for data collection from three educational institutions in Queensland, Australia. A total of 23 hypotheses relating to 9 constructs were tested using a structural equation modelling technique. The moderation effects on the hypotheses were also tested based on six moderation factors to understand their role on the designed research model. A total of 334 valid responses were received. The cohort consisted of medical, nursing and other health related students studying at various levels in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Hypothesis testing provided sufficient data to accept 7 hypotheses. The empirical research model developed was capable of predicting 47.3% of healthcare professionals’ perceived intention to use AeH systems. All six moderation factors showed significant influence on the research model. A validation of this model with a wider survey cohort is recommended as a future study.

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ID Code: 92529
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: eHealth, privacy, information accountability, technology acceptance
DOI: 10.1016/j.irbm.2016.01.002
ISSN: 1959-0318
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Facilities: Science and Engineering Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Elsevier
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2016 23:49
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2016 09:31

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