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What is Task-Technology Fit

Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services
Task-Technology Fit refers to the degree to which a certain Information System or technology supports the task at hand. As long as the technology fits the user’s tasks and workflow, he will use the technology during these tasks, and vice versa—if the technology interrupts the user’s workflow and tasks, he will not use it or at least try to avoid using it.
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The Effects of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Use in Primary Care on the Physician-Patient Relationship
Shira Assis-Hassid (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel), Iris Reychav (Ariel University Center, Israel), Joseph S. Pliskin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel), and Tsipi Heart Heart (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3986-7.ch007
The implications of the physician-patient relationship and communication on healthcare quality have been widely discussed in previous research. Communication has been characterized as one of the most powerful, encompassing, and versatile instruments available to the physician, and it has been suggested that good physician-patient communication can improve healthcare outcomes. The incorporation of ICT in healthcare and, more specifically, the introduction of EMRs in primary care provide an opportunity for improving healthcare services and quality of care. Healthcare ICT has without a doubt transformed the dynamics of the medical encounter. Implications of EMRs on the physician-patient communication, and thus on healthcare quality have not yet reached a full understanding. The authors suggest a research model based on theoretical frameworks derived from the IS and medicine disciplines, describing factors affecting appropriate use of EMR, which will lead to physician and patient satisfaction.
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Healthcare Technology Adoption at the Group Level
Ideal profiles composed of an internally consistent set of task contingencies and IT elements that the group perceives useful to support healthcare goals.
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Evaluating the Perceived Fit Between E-Books and Academic Tasks
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