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