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The adoption of healthcare information systems within public hospitals in Kurdistan region of Iraq

Mohamed, Waleed KH (2017) The adoption of healthcare information systems within public hospitals in Kurdistan region of Iraq. PhD. thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

In Iraq, government reports stated that the ‎adoption of Healthcare Information Systems ‎‎(HIS) is still low and below the aspirations of the ‎government despite the investments in the system ‎development. For this reason, there was a need to ‎explore and investigate the actual issues that ‎influence the adoption of HIS, and to examine the ‎effect of different dimensions (i.e. the individual, ‎technological, organizational and environmental) ‎on the adoption of HIS in Iraq. The main objective of the study is to explore the ‎factors that affect the adoption of HIS among ‎healthcare practitioners within Kurdistan Region ‎of Iraq (KRI) public hospitals. Furthermore, ‎another goal was to examine the influence of ‎different dimensions on the healthcare ‎practitioners’ adoption behavior in order to ‎produce the essential knowledge regarding HIS ‎adoption. The study used a mixed method approach. The ‎data collection started with a qualitative study ‎using semi-structured interviews with eight ‎healthcare professionals and then followed by a ‎quantitative study that was conducted among 551 ‎respondents using self-administered ‎questionnaires. The qualitative study resulted in 26 themes that ‎were elicited from the interviews. Moreover, the ‎findings of the quantitative study indicated that ‎the adoption of HIS was significantly influenced ‎by different individual, technological, ‎organizational and the environmental dimensions ‎collectively. The study revealed the actual issues (i.e. the ‎individual, technological, organizational and ‎environmental) facing the adoption of HIS within ‎the study’s new context through the qualitative ‎investigation. Moreover, a comprehensive and ‎holistic model based on the Unified Theory of ‎Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) ‎was presented. The study presented the essential ‎knowledge and information to the literature, ‎healthcare practitioners and researchers in Iraq ‎regarding the issue of HIS adoption

Item Type: Thesis (PhD.)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare Information Systems adoption, Kurdistan region, Public hospitals.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T58.5-58.64 Information technology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA410.55 Hospital Care.
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 02:29
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 02:29
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6770

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