Assessing the motivation of MDs to use computer-based support at the point-of-care in the emergency department

Dympna M. O'Sullivan*, Julie S. Doyle, Wojtek J. Michalowski, Szymon A. Wilk, Ken J. Farion, Craig E. Kuziemsky

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Abstract

A significant body of research investigates the acceptance of computer-based support (including devices and applications ranging from e-mail to specialized clinical systems, like PACS) among clinicians. Much of this research has focused on measuring the usability of systems using characteristics related to the clarity of interactions and ease of use. We propose that an important attribute of any clinical computer-based support tool is the intrinsic motivation of the end-user (i.e. a clinician) to use the system in practice. In this paper we present the results of a study that investigated factors motivating medical doctors (MDs) to use computer-based support. Our results demonstrate that MDs value computer-based support, find it useful and easy to use, however, uptake is hindered by perceived incompetence, and pressure and tension associated with using technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-1054
Number of pages10
JournalAMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings
Volume2011
Early online date22 Oct 2011
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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    O'Sullivan, D. M., Doyle, J. S., Michalowski, W. J., Wilk, S. A., Farion, K. J., & Kuziemsky, C. E. (2011). Assessing the motivation of MDs to use computer-based support at the point-of-care in the emergency department. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 2011, 1045-1054.