Title: The critical factors influencing the successful implementation of mobile nursing stations: a case study in Taiwan

Authors: Ju-Ling Hsiao, Rai-Fu Chen, Hsin-Ginn Hwang

Addresses: Department of Information Management and Graduate Institute of Healthcare Information Management, National Chung Cheng University, Min-Hsiung, Chia-yi, Taiwan. ' Department of Information Management, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science, Jen-Te, Tainan, Taiwan; Department of Information Management and Graduate Institute of Healthcare Information Management, National Chung Cheng University, Min-Hsiung, Chia-yi, Taiwan. ' Chimei Medical Center, 901, Chung Hwa Road, Yung Kang, Tainan County, Taiwan; Department of Information Management and Graduate Institute of Healthcare Information Management, National Chung Cheng University, Min-Hsiung, Chia-yi, Taiwan

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to conduct a comprehensive review of the factors affecting the successful implementation of Mobile Nursing Stations (MNS) by case study. A thorough validation process was used to identify the nine critical factors which influence the implementation of MNS, including the degree of peer competition, governmental and insurance policies, the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, vendor selection, a clinical champion, top management support, task communications, user participation and training issues. The results of this study can enhance managements| understanding of the complete possibilities for the utilisation of MNS.

Keywords: critical success factors; e-healthcare; mobile nursing stations; MNS; nursing information systems; NIS; Taiwan; electronic healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEH.2008.019791

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 2008 Vol.4 No.2, pp.166 - 183

Available online: 31 Jul 2008 *

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