Mobile Technology Use in a Multidisciplinary Healthcare Team - Factors and Challenges

dc.contributor.author Spink, Pamela
dc.contributor.author Burstein, Frada
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T07:53:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T07:53:09Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-07
dc.description.abstract Mobile technologies are being increasingly used in the health care sector to deliver quality care to patients through improved communication. While considerable research has been carried out in this area, there is limited research as to how mobile technology is being used by a multidisciplinary health care team (MHCT). This study aims to shed some light on the use of mobile technology by a MHCT. Using Activity Theory as a lens, we report on a qualitative study carried out in a large Australian hospital. This research identified the type of tasks and characteristics of the roles of the MHCT as important factors in understanding how they use mobile technology. The type of use for the technology was classified into spontaneous, restricted and potential use. Communication was found to be the key "spontaneous” use by the MHCT. The major challenges faced by the MHCT were privacy and security, and confidentiality.
dc.format.extent 11 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.431
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64173
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject IT Adoption, Diffusion and Evaluation in Healthcare
dc.subject health care teams
dc.subject mobile technology
dc.subject mobile technology use
dc.subject multidisciplinary teams
dc.title Mobile Technology Use in a Multidisciplinary Healthcare Team - Factors and Challenges
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
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