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Date Submitted: May 23, 2019
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Mobile Health Adoption by Hospital: Evidence from China

  • Boumediene Ramdani; 
  • Binheng Duan; 
  • Ilhem Berrou


Although mobile health (or mHealth) has the potential to transform healthcare through delivering better outcomes at a much lower cost than traditional healthcare services, very little is known on mHelath adoption by hospitals.


Our study will explore the determinants of mHealth adoption by hospitals using Technology-Organisation-Environment (TOE) framework.


We conducted interviewer-administered survey with hospital managers in China and we analysed data using logistic regression.


: The results of our survey indicate that perceived ease-of-use, system security, top management support, hospital size, and external pressure are significantly positively related to hospitals’ adoption of m-health, while IT infrastructure, system reliability, and government policy are significant but negatively related to hospitals’ adoption of m-health.


We concluded that TOE works in the context of mHealth adoption by hospital. In addition to technological predictors, organizational and environmental predictors are critical for explaining mHealth adoption by Chinese hospitals.


Please cite as:

Ramdani B, Duan B, Berrou I

Mobile Health Adoption by Hospital: Evidence from China

JMIR Preprints. 23/05/2019:14795

DOI: 10.2196/preprints.14795


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