A revised UTAUT model to investigate E -health acceptance of health professionals in Africa

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Journal Article


School of Science / ECU Security Research Institute




Ami-Nath, J & Williams, P. (2012). A revised UTAUT model to investigate E-health acceptance of health professionals in Africa, Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences, 3(10), 1383-1391.


The past two decades has seen research in the adoption of information and communication technology (ICT). E-health application is an emerging information technology in the health industry which has the potential to improve access to health care and providing quality and effective service delivery in Africa. However, the adoption and diffusion of E-health in Africa and other developing countries is slow and a complex issues. For a successful implementation of information technology applications, the attitude and a commitment of stakeholders should be considered. The behavioural intention of health care professionals is critical for successful E-health implementation. The paper highlights that though several studies about technology adoption exist, little attention has been given to E-health acceptance decision in Africa. The purpose of this paper is to revise the generic unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model to include other constructs and moderators that can be tested for adoption of E-health in health care settings in Africa. The contribution of this paper is in terms of building theory in the combined areas of health care and ICT.

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