Degree Granting Department
Michael D. Coovert
healthcare, information technology, pediatricians, structural equation modeling, technology adoption
While information technology has rapidly changed work in the United States in the past 50 years, some businesses and industries have been slow to adopt new technologies. Healthcare is one industry that has lagged behind in information technology investment for a variety of reasons. Recent federal initiatives to encourage IT adoption in the healthcare industry provide an ideal context to study factors that influence technology acceptance. Data from 261 practicing pediatricians were collected to evaluate an extended Technology Acceptance Model. Results indicated that individual (i.e., perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use), organizational (i.e., subjective norm), and device (i.e., compatibility, reliability) characteristics collectively influence pediatricians' intention to adopt tablet computers in their medical practice. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed. Future research should examine additional variables that influence information technology adoption in organizations.
Scholar Commons Citation
Ducey, Adam J., "Predicting Tablet Computer Use: An Extended Technology Acceptance Model" (2013). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.