Examining barriers to health information technology adoption

James D. Bramble, Mark Siracuse, Kimberly A. Galt, Ann M. Rule, Bartholomew E. Clark, Karen Paschal

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Abstract

Results of a previous study showed that use of health information technology (HIT) significantly reduced potential medication prescribing errors. However, the results also revealed a less than 100% rate of HIT adoption by primary care physicians. The current study reports on personal interviews with participating physicians that explored the barriers they faced when attempting to fully adopt a particular HIT. Content analysis of qualitative interviews revealed three barrier themes: time, technology, and environment. Interviews also revealed two other areas of concern; specifically, the compatibility of the HIT with the physician's patient mix and the physician's own attitude toward the use of HIT. A theoretical model of technology acceptance and use is used to discuss and further explain the data derived from the physician interviews. With a better understanding of these issues, health care administrators can develop successful strategies for adoption of HIT across their health care organizations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPatient Safety and Health Care Management
Pages191-209
Number of pages19
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Publication series

NameAdvances in Health Care Management
Volume7
ISSN (Print)14748231

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Medical Informatics
Interviews
Physicians
Technology
Delivery of Health Care
Medication Errors
Primary Care Physicians
Administrative Personnel
Theoretical Models

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy

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Bramble, J. D., Siracuse, M., Galt, K. A., Rule, A. M., Clark, B. E., & Paschal, K. (2008). Examining barriers to health information technology adoption. In Patient Safety and Health Care Management (Vol. 7, pp. 191-209). (Advances in Health Care Management; Vol. 7). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-8231(08)07009-2

Examining barriers to health information technology adoption. / Bramble, James D.; Siracuse, Mark; Galt, Kimberly A.; Rule, Ann M.; Clark, Bartholomew E.; Paschal, Karen.

Patient Safety and Health Care Management. Vol. 7 2008. p. 191-209 (Advances in Health Care Management; Vol. 7).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Bramble, JD, Siracuse, M, Galt, KA, Rule, AM, Clark, BE & Paschal, K 2008, Examining barriers to health information technology adoption. in Patient Safety and Health Care Management. vol. 7, Advances in Health Care Management, vol. 7, pp. 191-209. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-8231(08)07009-2
Bramble JD, Siracuse M, Galt KA, Rule AM, Clark BE, Paschal K. Examining barriers to health information technology adoption. In Patient Safety and Health Care Management. Vol. 7. 2008. p. 191-209. (Advances in Health Care Management). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-8231(08)07009-2
Bramble, James D. ; Siracuse, Mark ; Galt, Kimberly A. ; Rule, Ann M. ; Clark, Bartholomew E. ; Paschal, Karen. / Examining barriers to health information technology adoption. Patient Safety and Health Care Management. Vol. 7 2008. pp. 191-209 (Advances in Health Care Management).
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