Factors Influencing the Acceptance of Smart Mobile Devices by New Zealand Healthcare Professionals: A Qualitative Study

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dc.contributor.advisor Bohné, T en
dc.contributor.author Gao, Renyu en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-05T21:22:19Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/9793 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract In 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone, which is considered to be the first modern smart mobile phone. In 2008, the App Store was truly a game changer and it redefined the whole mobile industry. According to Apple, more than 70% of the hospitals in U.S. are testing or planning to deploy iPhone or iPad to clinicians. Can New Zealand do the same? What are factors that influence the acceptance of these devices? Abstract I used the qualitative approach and mainly used semi-structured interviews and complemented with secondary data. Ten people were interviewed and five of them are doctors. The theoretical frame work is based on three dimensions of factors, namely the personal dimension, product dimension, and organisational dimension. All of the findings are categorised in under these three dimensions. All of them are under the political environment, which is not part of this research. The product dimension is based on Roger’s five factors including relative advantage, complexity, compatibility, trialability, and observability. The personal dimension focuses on age, gender, personal experience and peer communication. The organisational dimension is mainly about the costs, management and technical support, and barriers within healthcare organisations. The most noteworthy issues in this dimension are the legacy and interoperability issue. The outcome of this research will firstly provide suggestions for future technology implementation in hospitals, and secondly provide suggestion to healthcare product designers such as software developers. A preliminary relationship model is made based on my results, understanding and literatures. One of the future studies is to test the validity of the model I made in this thesis. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99227904614002091 en
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dc.title Factors Influencing the Acceptance of Smart Mobile Devices by New Zealand Healthcare Professionals: A Qualitative Study en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Bioscience Enterprise en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 253259 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-12-06 en


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