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Physicians’ Perceptions and Intentions Regarding a Mobile Medical Information System: Some Basic Findings

Physicians’ Perceptions and Intentions Regarding a Mobile Medical Information System: Some Basic Findings
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Author(s): Shengnan Han (Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS), Finland), Ville Harkke (Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS), Finland), Pekka Mustonen (Duodecim Medical Society, Finland), Matti Seppänen (Duodecim Medical Society, Finland) and Markku Kallio (Duodecim Medical Society, Finland)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch240
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347

Abstract

The article describes a mobile medical information system developed to meet physicians’ information needs in their daily work. As a basis for future studies, a questionnaire survey (n=500) was conducted at the initial adoption stage in April 2003. Follow-up telephone interviews (n=42) were conducted in June 2003. Basic findings of the two surveys indicated that usefulness and ease of use were important determinates of physicians’ adoption of the system. Also the value-adding contents of the system are drivers for using it. The lack of enough mobile devices (Nokia Communicator 9210) is the biggest barrier to adoption. The physicians thought using the system would improve the productivity of their working time. They would use it mostly at home or while making house calls. Future research is discussed briefly.

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