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Adoption of Hospital Information System Among Nurses: a Technology Acceptance Model Approach

Hosein Barzekar, Farzad Ebrahimzadeh, Jake Luo, Mahtab Karami, Zahra Robati, Parvin Goodarzi.

Introduction: The successful implementation of Hospital Information Systems (HIS) depends on user acceptance. Nurses are the largest group of HIS users in hospitals. This study aims to evaluate some factors may affect the utilization of the Hospital Information System. Aim. To explore factors that contribute to using of Hospital Information System. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 325 nurses from training Hospitals affiliated with Lorestan University of Medical Sciences (LUMS) were chosen. A valid and reliable structured questionnaire based on Technology Acceptance Model 1&2 and Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology was used as the data collection tool. Descriptive statistics, Correlations analysis, multiple regression analysis, path analysis technique, Structure Equation Model using AMOS software was used to examine factors that influenced the Adoption of Hospital Information System. Results: The findings indicate a significant direct relationship between Management Support and Perceived Usefulness of HIS. Perceived Usefulness has a significant effect on attitudes. While there was no significant effect of perceived ease of use on attitude. Attitude has a significant effect on behavioral intention. Conclusion: This research provides a tool to realize what factors undertake the behavioral intention of healthcare professionals to use hospital information system and how this may affect future use.

Key words: Hospital Information System, User Acceptance, Implantation, Technology Acceptance Model.

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