Title: Exploring physicians' behavioural intention toward the adoption of electronic health records: an empirical study from Jordan

Authors: Ahmad Samed Al-Adwan; Hilary Berger

Addresses: Faculty of Financial and Administrative Sciences, Department of Information Systems, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, P.O. Box 19328, Amman, Jordan ' Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus, Cardiff CF5 2YB, UK

Abstract: The response of health professionals to the use of health information technology (HIT) can partly explain the success or failure of any HIT adoption and/or its application. The present study applies a modified version of the revised technology acceptance model (TAM) to examine EHR acceptance and utilisation by physicians in Jordan. The paper presents the theoretical basis behind the development of a research model which was employed to empirically validate the model using substantial quantitative data. The theoretical significance of this work is evidenced by utilising a rigorously constructed research model to extend technology acceptance research into the health sector.

Keywords: technology acceptance model; TAM; healthcare technology; electronic health records; EHR acceptance; technology adoption; health information technology; HIT; Jordan; behavioural intention; electronic medical records; EMRs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2015.074538

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2015 Vol.15 No.2, pp.89 - 111

Received: 28 Apr 2014
Accepted: 04 Jan 2015

Published online: 05 Feb 2016 *

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