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RAM. Revista de Administração Mackenzie

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PEREZ, Gilberto  and  ZWICKER, Ronaldo. Determinant factors of information systems adoption in the health area: a study of the electronic patient record. RAM, Rev. Adm. Mackenzie (Online) [online]. 2010, vol.11, n.1, pp.174-200. ISSN 1678-6971.

This article reports a research which analyzed the main factors that affect the adoption of technological innovation in health information systems and the reflexes of this adoption for the individuals, professionals and social groups involved with the innovation. In the accomplished research was studied the adoption of an electronic patient record system in a health institution involving medical users, nursing professionals and administrative people. The collected data were analyzed using multiple linear regression and structural equation modeling. The research results indicate that the adoption of an innovation in information systems at the health area is influenced by perceived characteristic by the use of this innovation and carries perception reflexes to new possibilities of innovation at work.

Keywords : Innovation adoption; Health information systems; Electronic patient record; Technological innovation; Health area.

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