Title

Mobile technology and healthcare: The adoption issues and systemic problems

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

School

School of Management

RAS ID

5789

Comments

Standing, S. & Standing, C. (2008). Mobile technology and healthcar: the adption issues and systemic problems. International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 4,(3-4) pp.221-235. Available here

Abstract

Although the benefits that are associated with mobile technology have been recognised as offering great potential in the healthcare sector, its widespread adoption has been lagging. We propose that fundamental systemic issues are likely to be the main barriers to adoption. We explain that the fragmented nature of the conservative healthcare system, the contradictory incentives and improper outcome measures conspire to make the innovative adoption of mobile technology problematic. Researchers can only gain a limited understanding of a technology's potential success by using technology adoption frameworks and need to supplement this with a 'systems' perspective that takes a more strategic view.

DOI

10.1504/IJEH.2008.022661

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1504/IJEH.2008.022661