Title: The adoption of PDA for future healthcare system: an emerging market perspective

Authors: Garry Wei-Han Tan; Mun-Wai Siah; Keng-Boon Ooi; Teck-Soon Hew; Alain Yee-Loong Chong

Addresses: Faculty of Business and Finance, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Barat, 31900 Kampar, Perak, Malaysia ' Lifelink Homecare Sdn Bhd, 5-1A, Jalan Pandan Indah 4/34, Pandan Indah, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Faculty of Business, Management and Accountancy, Linton University College, Persiaran UTL, Bandar Universiti Teknologi Legenda, Batu 12, 71700 Mantin, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia ' Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Nottingham University Business School China, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, 199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100 China

Abstract: The idea of using personal digital assistance (PDA) in the healthcare industry has been sparsely explored from the viewpoint of an emerging market like Malaysia. Since the potential benefits of adopting PDA are immense, this study aims to investigate the intention of medical professionals to adopt PDA in their daily work. Interestingly, only personal innovativeness in technology (PIIT) was found to be insignificant in this study. The study is important, as it provides vital information not only for hospital management but also for system developers and even government agencies when devising their corporate and marketing strategies.

Keywords: PDA; personal digital assistants; technology adoption; TAM; technology acceptance model; healthcare technology; Malaysia; emerging markets; hospitals; healthcare management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2015.065887

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2015 Vol.13 No.1, pp.1 - 28

Received: 14 Jan 2013
Accepted: 03 Sep 2013

Published online: 29 Nov 2014 *

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