Title

Physician reactions to healthcare IT: An activity-theoretic analysis.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Christopher J. Davis

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

2013

Date Issued

2013-01-01

Date Available

2013-11-04

ISSN

1530-1605

Abstract

This paper examines the diverse nature of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral reactions elicited among physicians in response to the introduction of a computerized physician order entry system in a hospital setting. These diverse reactions, which translate into different forms of acceptance and resistance behaviors are studied within the social-historical context of physicians' work using activity theory as a theoretical lens. Our interpretive analysis helps us understand why some physicians are favorably disposed while others are not toward the same system within the same hospital, and how these differences are manifested in their subsequent behaviors. This study complements prior information technology usage research by exploring differences in usage patterns within a user population, by extending usage research into mandatory settings, and by demonstrating the use of activity theory as an interpretive lens for informing information systems research.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in System Sciences (HICSS), 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, (Wailea, HI), 2545-2554. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2013.448. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link.

Language

en_US

Publisher

IEEE

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.