Work in Progress toward Adoption of an e-Health Application by Healthcare Personnel: A Model Validation

Sezgin E., Alasehir O., ÖZKAN YILDIRIM S.

Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems (CENTERIS) / International Conference on Project MANagement (ProjMAN) / International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies (HCIST), Troia, Portugal, 15 - 17 October 2014, vol.16, pp.1327-1333 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 16
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.protcy.2014.10.149
  • City: Troia
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.1327-1333
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Health information systems (HIS) have provided a major leap forward in communication and management of health services. In this study, a system of pharmaceutical services, which is an HIS platform that enables pharmacists to communicate with hospitals, government health agencies and suppliers, was investigated. The study aims to assess and determine factors influencing health professionals' (pharmacists) adoption of the system. In this work in progress study, a new research model (P-TAM) was developed, and a survey was conducted with 2169 pharmacists from different regions of Turkey. Statistical analyses were performed in order to determine strength and reliability of the model. The results were promising in terms of determining factors associated with the adoption of pharmaceutical services. The findings were useful for identifying influential behavioral constructs in HIS. It is believed that this study will be a valuable asset for the literature as well as the researchers who are in the first phase of their study in assessing HIS adoption. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-NT) license (