Phenomena of Adoption of Wireless Handheld Devices: A Case of Healthcare Setting

Phenomena of Adoption of Wireless Handheld Devices: A Case of Healthcare Setting

Abdul Hafeez-Baig (University of Southern Queensland, Australia) and Raj Gururajan (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2842-7.ch002
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Abstract

There has been little empirical research into the adoption of wireless technology in healthcare. Although there is a growing interest dedicated to the analysis of technical and operational aspects of wireless devices, there is little research into factors that would lead to the successful adoption of wireless technology in healthcare. Thorough literature reviews were conducted to synthesise adoption theories in the domain of information systems, and shortcomings in the existing literature were highlighted in the context of wireless technology in healthcare. Syntheses demonstrated that there is a need either to expand the existing body of knowledge, or develop new frameworks to accommodate adoption of wireless technology in healthcare. This study has combined the most prominent variables for adoption, identified in the literature, and data collected through healthcare professionals have, to suggest a new adoption model.

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