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Christopher J. Davis

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

2013

Date Issued

2013-01-01

Date Available

2013-11-04

Abstract

This paper examines why physicians react differently to the introduction of healthcare information technology (IT) in the same hospital at the same time. These diverse reactions, manifested as different forms of acceptance and resistance, are interpreted within the social-historical context of physicians’ work at a large urban hospital in the USA, using Activity Theory as the theoretical lens. While prior IT research has examined patterns of “similarities” in user behaviors, we examine user “differences” and reconcile these differences within a meta-theoretic framework. We also extend current IT usage research from voluntary to mandatory setting and demonstrate the viability of activity theory as an interpretive lens for future research.

Comments

This is the author's version of a work that was presented at the 2013 International DSI and Asia Pacific DSI Conference, Bali, Indonesia

Language

en_US

Publisher

International DSI and Asia Pacific DSI Conference

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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