Title

Mobile Healthcare Service Adoption

Department

Information Systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2015

Abstract

Recent penetration of mobile technologies opens exciting potential for E-healthcare in the low-income countries e-healthcare services can now reach the populations of rural and far away loca-tions in a cost effective and timely manner. The final challenge however rests on successful user ac-ceptance of the technologies of e-healthcare, which we investigate in this work. Our research en-hance the basic TAM model with two additional context appropriate constructs from extant research to arrive at an extended TAM model that is suitable for understanding e-healthcare adoption in low-income countries. We operationalize the model with the help of a validated survey questionnaire in the health extensions workers of Ethiopia, a sub-Saharan low-income country. The outcome shows that compatibility positively affects adoption intention. Finally, our results demonstrate that inclu-sion of additional constructs of compatibility and network quality enhances the richness of the mod-el and explain adoption intention in a more effective manner.

Journal

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations

Journal ISSN

1741-5225

Volume

16

Issue

2

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1504/IJNVO.2016.076485