Chapter 17: Adoption of Internet of Things in Healthcare Organizations

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Özkan Yıldırım S., Cicibaş H.

in: CURRENT AND EMERGING M-HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES, sezgin emre,yıldırım soner,yıldırım sevgi,sümüer evren, Editor, Springer, London/Berlin , Berlin, pp.283-302, 2018

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Publisher: Springer, London/Berlin 
  • City: Berlin
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-302
  • Editors: sezgin emre,yıldırım soner,yıldırım sevgi,sümüer evren, Editor
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The Internet of things (IoT) is a paradigm that integrates different types of devices which can operate in any environment with their sensing, communicating, and processing capability. This domain has been a revolutionary changing of healthcare operations by providing a new architecture for devices and applications through IP-based connection capability. Furthermore, IoT is a generic platform to exchange information between mobile health devices and other ubiquitous technologies. Although there have been several studies that focus on IoT applications in healthcare, adoption of IoT in healthcare remains largely unknown. The goal of this study is (i) to close the gap in literature by addressing IoT adoption in healthcare; (ii) to help decision-makers to understand the main variables which affect adoption decision among different users in terms of top level managers, healthcare professionals, technical staff, and patients; and (iii) to present recommendations for healthcare managers to improve the adoption process of IoT devices in their organizations. We believe that this study would provide a better understanding of main barriers and facilitators regarding user perspectives during organizational IoT transformation in healthcare.