Towards a better understanding of the e-health user: comparing USE IT and Requirements study for an Electronic Patient Record.

Antonius A.M. Spil, R.W. Schuring, R.A. Stegwee, Margreet B. Michel-Verkerke

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This paper compares a traditional requirements study with 22 interviews for the design of an electronic patient record (EPR) and a USE IT analysis with 17 interviews trying to understand the end- user of an EPR. Developing, implementing and using information technology in organizations is a complex social activity. It is often characterized by ill-defined problems or vague goals, conflicts and disruptions that result from organizational change. Successfully implementing information systems in healthcare organizations appears to be a difficult task. Information Technology is regarded as an enabler of change in healthcare organizations but (information) technology adoption decisions in healthcare are complex, because of the uncertainty of benefits and the rate of change of technology. (Job) Relevance is recognized as an important determinant for IS success but still does not find its way into a systems design process.
Original languageUndefined
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2005 - Big Island, United States
Duration: 3 Jan 20056 Jan 2005
Conference number: 38


Conference38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2005
Abbreviated titleHICSS
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island


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