Be patient: A longitudinal study on adoption and diffusion of information technology innovation in Dutch healthcare

R. Spanjers

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

    Abstract

    Three factors played an important role in the IT innovation alignment for the VBVS: economy, policy and technology. IT management played a crucial role in the alignment process of these factors. However, IT management still has an internal focus when it comes to IT innovations. At best, healthcare professionals are treated as customers, instead of the patients. When IT management realizes that the actual adoption and diffusion of IT innovations in healthcare is an expression of the intangible benefit it brings the patients... ... IT management can consider stimulating the adoption and diffusion of IT innovations by aligning the decision making process around the patients’ needs, and literally ‘be patient.’
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Tilburg University
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Rutkowski, Anne-Francoise, Co-promotor
    • Ribbers, Piet, Promotor
    Award date7 Sep 2012
    Place of PublicationTilburg
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs9789056683214
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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