Factors affecting sustainable adoption of e-health technology in developing countries

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FACTORS AFFECTING SUSTAINABLE ADOPTION OF E-HEALTH TECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: AN EXPLORATORY SURVEY OF NIGERIAN HOSPITALS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, project topics on e-health technology, e-health topics

TABLE OF CONTENT

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1       Background of the study

1.2       Statement of the problem

1.3       Purpose/ objective of the study

1.4       Research          Questions

1.5       Research Hypothesis

1.6       Significance of the study

1.7       Scope, Limitations and Delimitations

1.8       Definitions of terms

References

CHAPTER TWO
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.1       Introduction

 

Reference

CHAPTER THREE

Research design and Methodology

3.1       Research Design

3.2       Area of study

3.3       Population

3.4       Sample and sample Techniques

3.5       Instruments of data collection

3.6       Methods of date presentation

3.7       Methods of data analysis

References

CHAPTER FOUR
DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
References

CHAPTER FIVE
Finding, Recommendation and Conclusion

5.1       Recommendations

5.2       Conclusion

References

Bibliography

Appendix

Abstract

Background

E-health technology applications are essential tools of modern information technology that improve quality of healthcare delivery in hospitals of both developed and developing countries. However, despite its positive benefits, studies indicate that the rate of the e-health adoption in some developing countries is either low or underutilized. This is due in part, to barriers such as resistance from healthcare professionals, poor infrastructure, and low technical expertise among others.

Objective

The aim of this study is to investigate, identify and analyze the underlying factors that affect healthcare professionals decision to adopt and use e-health technology applications in developing countries, with particular reference to hospitals in Nigeria.

Methods

The study used a cross sectional approach in the form of a close-ended questionnaire to collect quantitative data from a sample of 465 healthcare professionals randomly selected from 15 hospitals in Nigeria. We used the modified Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) as the dependent variable and external factors as independent variables. The collected data was then analyzed using SPSS statistical analysis such as frequency test, reliability analysis, and correlation coefficient analysis.

Results

The results obtained, which correspond with findings from other researches published, indicate that perceived usefulness, belief, willingness, as well as attitude of healthcare professionals have significant influence on their intention to adopt and use the e-health technology applications. Other strategic factors identified include low literacy level and experience in using the e-health technology applications, lack of motivation, poor organizational and management policies.

Conclusion

The study contributes to the literature by pinpointing significant areas where findings can positively affect, or be found useful by, healthcare policy decision makers in Nigeria and other developing countries. This can help them understand their areas of priorities and weaknesses when planning for e-health technology adoption and implementation.

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