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Adapting the Task-Technology-Fit Model to the Development and Testing of a Voice Activated Medical Tracking Application

Adapting the Task-Technology-Fit Model to the Development and Testing of a Voice Activated Medical Tracking Application
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Author(s): James Rodger (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Parag C. Pendharkar (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 3
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch143
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to adapt the task-technology-fit (TTF) model to a voice activated medical tracking application (VAMTA). To accomplish this task, it was necessary to develop a valid instrument for obtaining user evaluations of the MTA. A pilot study was initiated in order to study the application with medical end-users. This phase of the study provided face validity. The study demonstrated that the perceptions of end-users can be measured and evaluation of the system from a conceptual viewpoint can be documented. The pilot study survey results were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) data analysis tool to determine whether TTF, along with individual characteristics, will have an impact on user evaluations of VAMTA. The study modified the original TTF model for adequate domain coverage of medical patient care applications. This study provides the underpinnings for a subsequent, higher level study of nationwide medical personnel. Follow-on studies will be conducted to investigate performance and user perceptions of the MTA system under actual medical field conditions.

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