Publication Details

Alcock, C., Burgess, L., Cooper, J., Ryan, D. & Sargent, J. P. (2005). Enhancing user acceptance of mandated technology implementation in a mobile healthcare setting: a case study. In D. Wilson, J. Underwood, D. Bunker & B. Campbell (Eds.), ACIS2005: Socialising IT: Thinking about the People. Sydney, Australia: Australasian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems.


A paradigm shift is underway towards the acceptance and utility of Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) systems within mobile-based healthcare environments. This paper contends that intervening to address user concerns as they arise throughout the system development lifecycle will lead to greater levels of user acceptance, while ultimately enhancing the deliverability of a system that provides a ‘best fit’ with end user needs. It is envisaged this research will lead to the development of a framework based on an agile approach to user acceptance measurement. The results of an ongoing study of user perceptions towards a proposed mandated electronic point-of-care (ePOC) information system in the Northern Illawarra Ambulatory Care Team (TACT) are presented.

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Australasian Conference on Information Systems