The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to explore how healthcare workers, located in the South-Central United States, perceive their use of mobile technology, their perceived advantages and disadvantages of mobile technology, and the level of comfort they feel in using mobile technology while on the job. Derived from the research questions, the problem statement, was it is not known how home healthcare workers perceive their use of mobile technology, their perceived advantages and disadvantages of mobile technology, and the level of comfort they feel in using mobile technology while on the job. The major theoretical foundations of this paper consisted of the technology acceptance model and task-technology fit theory. The study was conducted using one home healthcare organization. The data sources were a survey and interviews. Thematic analysis was utilized with pattern coding for the second cycle coding process. The study provided an understanding and perspective on how home healthcare workers utilized mobile equipment. The most important themes included responsibility to the patients, love/hate relationship with technology, high self-efficacy, and hardware/software/systems issues.
|Commitee:||Stimpson, Matt, Hoban, Carol|
|School:||Grand Canyon University|
|Department:||College of Doctoral Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/5(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management, Information Technology, Medical personnel|
|Keywords:||Descriptive study, Home healthcare, Love/hate, Task-technology fit theory, Technology, Technology acceptance model|
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