USE IT: The Theoretical Framework Tested on an Electronic Prescription System for General Practitioners

USE IT: The Theoretical Framework Tested on an Electronic Prescription System for General Practitioners

Ton A.M. Spil (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Roel W. Schuring (University of Twente, The Netherlands) and Margreet B. Michel-Verkerke (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-423-1.ch009
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Abstract

This chapter is the heart of the book and reflects five years of research on diffusion of e-health systems. The resulting USE IT model has four determinants that have to be balanced in assessing the diffusion and use of information systems. Resistance is defined as the degree to which the surroundings and locality negatively influences the users of IT and the degree to which IT-users themselves are opposing or postponing the IT change. The result of this study was that opposite to what was hypothesized,

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