The trend of using personally owned mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in the workplace, referred to as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), is being rapidly adopted by U.S. healthcare organizations. Because of the many advantages of BYOD policies, this trend is expected to continue. However, the use of personally owned devices in healthcare settings does present risks and challenges to health information technology professionals responsible for data security. A research gap exists as scholars have not yet identified what factors influence healthcare professionals’ intentions to accept and use an organization’s BYOD policy. Using the technology adoption model (TAM) as a theoretical framework, the variables of perceived trust, perceived usefulness (PU), and perceived ease of use (PEOU) were examined to better understand the phenomenon of BYOD adoption in U.S. healthcare industry. A nonexperimental, correlational research design was chosen, and data were collected using a cross-sectional, online survey instrument. The population of interest included individuals working in the U.S. healthcare industry that owned a mobile device. The sample consisted of 130 healthcare personnel including clinical practitioners and health information technology personnel. Data were analyzed using a multiple linear regression technique. The results indicated that perceived trust and PU were significantly related to BYOD adoption, but no significant relationship existed between PEOU and BYOD adoption. These findings suggest that to promote BYOD adoption, organizations should focus on building trust and ensuring that users can derive utility from these devices. Ease of use was not a significant factor in this study, possibly as users were already familiar with their personal devices.
|Commitee:||Ness, Lawrence, Vucetic, Jelena|
|Department:||School of Business and Technology|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-B 80/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||BYOD, Healthcare, Perceived ease of use, Perceived trust, Perceived usefulness, TAM|
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