International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management (4 papers in press)
Connecting technology and human behaviors towards e-health adoption
by Jamil Razmak, Charles Bélanger
Abstract: There are various important aspects around Canadian e-health, phenomena and concepts that blur understanding or resolution when approached from a single perspective. A full understanding of e-health identity, health policy, human perceptions, or knowledge was a driver in conducting this study. The present study concentrated on one of the components of e-health: the electronic health communication between physicians and patients through a system called Personal Health Records (PHR) viewed from end-users perspectives. Secondary data from Northern Ontario were used from the National Physician Survey (NPS) to support the study literature review. The data were incorporated in the study and acted as indicators to set up the study objective through exploring three sociological factors (openness to change, awareness toward, and quality of healthcare services) that predict peoples attitudes and behavioral intention toward this component of e-health. The exploration was driven by surveying 325 Canadian patients in the same region of Canadian physicians that answered the NPS questions. The three sociological factors tested in the regression model were significant predictors of patients behavioural attitude toward adopting this innovative technology. Additional support from health policy makers, hospitals and physicians was recommended to increase the awareness of e-health usage for Northern patients. Improving the quality of healthcare is a key driver to make them more open to change and accept a new technology.
Keywords: Openness to change; Awareness toward PHR; Quality of healthcare services; Attitude toward e-health.
ADAPTIVE FAIRNESS SCHEDULING AND OPTIMIZATION OF POWER IN MILLIMETER WAVE MIMO-OFDM SYSTEMS
by Deepa Rangasamy
Abstract: The demand for higher data rates and spectral efficiency over wireless channels is growing day by day. Mobile multimedia millimeter (mm) wave communication, a key technology for 5G systems offers high date rate and greater spectrum than current cellular standards. The large amounts of bandwidth available in the mm wave band enable multi-Gigabit communication. Adaptive resource allocation and optimization of power for mobile multimedia is of great research interest. In this paper, n adaptive fairness power allocation scheme for transmission of multimedia images have been proposed for mmWave MIMO-OFDM. The results show better error performance, improved PSNR and reduced percentage of pixel errors.
Keywords: Fairness scheduling; mm wave MIMO-OFDM; multimedia communications.
Test Suite Reduction based on Traceability Matrix with Association Rule Mining Technique
by B.SUBASHINI , D.JeyaMala
Abstract: In programming development life cycle, testing assumes a
significant part, which enhances the quality, dependability, and execution
of the framework. For testing the functionality of software or program, test
suites, an accumulation of test cases are created and it verifies the software
which operates in conformance with the requirement specification. Since
large amounts of test cases are generated, it may be redundant. In this
paper, the test suite can be drastically diminished by fusing data mining,
philosophy of association rule mining technique in software testing. The
proposed technique will reduce the redundant and irrelevant test suite in
testing the software. It results in a healthier test suite, which saves time,
effort, cost and results in better coverage analysis and efficiency. At last,
this paper contrasts the proposed calculation and the existing one utilizing
case study analyses.
Keywords: Apriori; Association Rule; Data Mining; Requirement Traceability Matrix; Software Testing; Test suite Minimization.
Fostering Work Outcomes: The Interactive Effects of Organizational Justice and Islamic Work Ethics
by Amjad Younas, Wang Daoping, Abdul Waheed
Abstract: This study investigates the effect of organizational justice (OJ) on organizational commitment (OC) and job satisfaction (JS) with interactive effect of Islamic work ethics (IWE). The questionnaires were used to collect the data from 400 employees in the banking industry of Pakistan. The results indicate that the three dimensions of OJ (e.g., procedural, distributive, and interactional justice) and IWE promote employees OC and JS. In addition, results confirm the interactive effect of IWE between justice dimensions and work outcomes. The study provides practical implications for managers and recommends several future directions for academics and practitioners.
Keywords: organizational justice; organizational commitment; job satisfaction; change management; Islamic work ethics.