The application and adaptation of a diffusion of innovation framework for information systems research in NHS general medical practice

Wainwright, David and Waring, Teresa (2007) The application and adaptation of a diffusion of innovation framework for information systems research in NHS general medical practice. Journal of Information Technology, 22. pp. 44-58. ISSN 0268-3962

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jit.2000093

Abstract

This paper proposes an adapted diffusion of innovation (DOI) framework that may be considered relevant and useful to researchers undertaking studies of information systems innovations in healthcare organizations. A particular focus concerns problems and issues associated with professional cultures and powerful organizational control structures. A review of four empirical DOI studies are undertaken to identify candidate frameworks for the retrospective analysis of a pilot study conducted across General Medical Practices based within a Primary Care Trust in the north east of England. A research approach, based on phenomenology, semi-structured interviews and template analysis is adopted in order to conduct and provide a rich analysis of the data. The findings are discussed using the modified DOI framework. Discussion and conclusions relate to the extended use of the DOI framework, its further development and how it may be used to understand how ICT innovation is politically constrained, perceived and motivated within healthcare environments.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Developed from conference paper at IFIP 8.6 2006. Selected for Special issue: Transfer and diffusion of IT for organisational resilience, Editors: B., Donnellan, T.J., Larsen, & L. Levine. Paper utilises diffusion of innovation framework, advances theory to include a power-political dimension otherwise missing by drawing upon empirical research in NHS.
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
G500 Information Systems
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2008 15:37
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:09
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2950

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