An assessment of m-health in developing countries using task technology fit model

Tariq, Amina & Akter, Shahriar (2011) An assessment of m-health in developing countries using task technology fit model. In Proceedings of the Seventeenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Association for Information Systems (AIS), Detroit, Michigan, USA, pp. 1059-1070.

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Health challenges present arguably the most significant barrier to sustainable global development. The introduction of ICT in healthcare, especially the application of mobile communications, has created the potential to transform healthcare delivery by making it more accessible, affordable and effective across the developing world. However, current research into the assessment of mHealth from the perspective of developing countries particularly with community Health workers (CHWs) as primary users continues to be limited. The aim of this study is to analyze the contribution of mHealth in enhancing the performance of the health workers and its alignment with existing workflows to guide its utilization. The proposed research takes into account this consideration and aims to examine the task-technology alignment of mHealth for CHWs drawing upon the task technology fit as the theoretical foundation.

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ID Code: 93919
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Developing countries, mHealth, Task-Technology Fit
ISBN: 9781618390981
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 by the AIS/ICIS Administrative Office
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2016 03:14
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 05:48

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