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Technology Acceptance Model in health care centers of Iran


Reza Safdari, Marjan Ghazi Saeedi, Ali Valinejadi, Hamid Bouraghi, Hossein Shahnavazi


Vol. 17  No. 1  pp. 42-47


Background: In recent decades, in line with advances in technology and its application in various fields, different patterns and models have emerged in the field of technology adoption. Previous studies showed that the models in the study of various technologies and their acceptance have different functions. The aim of this study was to provide a Technology Acceptance Model for health care centers in Iran. Methods: This was a qualitative study and the required data were collected by interview. The participants of the study included physicians, nurses and managers who work at cardiac specialty hospitals in Tehran. Results: According to the ""qualitative content analysis"" methodology, 4 components including human factors, structural and technical factors, monitoring and management factors and organization strategies were selected as the final major categories. The findings suggest that more attention by senior hospital managers should be paid to the space, structure, and technology deployment in hospitals. In addition, the appropriate structure should be provided and determination and regulation of these four effective factors should be considered as a priority for technology adoption. These factors should be taken into account in organizational decisions and supportive policies are necessary.


adoption of technology, technology acceptance model, healthcare organization, new technology