Title: Investigating the antecedents of task-technology fit: a field study in Turkish private hospitals

Authors: Tuba Bozaykut; Esra Kuyucu; Ibrahim Pinar

Addresses: School of Business and Management Sciences, Istanbul Medipol University, Kavacik Campus, 34810 Beykoz, Istanbul, Turkey ' The Institute for Graduate Studies in Social Sciences, Bogazici University, Turkey ' Faculty of Business Administration, Istanbul University, Turkey

Abstract: Turkey has faced an essential shift in healthcare services due to the establishment of healthcare information standards with a common database. We focus on assessing the progress made towards realising the operation of new health informatics with aims to present an analysis of the compatibility of the new management systems with the tasks carried out by physicians. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of task, user and information management system (IMS) characteristics on users' perceived task-technology fit (TTF). Adapting items from the literature, data were collected from six private hospital chains in Turkey and analysed for statistically significant relationships. The analyses indicated that task, technology, and user characteristics had effects on TTF. Technology characteristics were found to be the most effective variable in TTF at Turkish private hospitals.

Keywords: task-technology fit; TTF; IMS characteristics; information management systems; task characteristics; user characteristics; private hospitals; Turkey; healthcare services; healthcare information standards; information systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2016.077842

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2016 Vol.22 No.4, pp.516 - 529

Received: 24 Apr 2015
Accepted: 13 Jul 2015

Published online: 17 Jul 2016 *

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