Successful Implementation of Technological Innovations in Health Care Organizations

Wouters, Eveline, Weijers, Thea and Finch, Tracy (2016) Successful Implementation of Technological Innovations in Health Care Organizations. In: Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being. Springer, pp. 179-189. ISBN 978-3-319-01582-8

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In order to accept and implement technology in a successful manner, not only determinants (acceptance barriers or facilitators) related to individual persons, for instance, health care providers as well as health care recipients, are important. Also interpersonal relationships on the work floor as well as the readiness and support of the organization itself are involved in the process of uptake of innovations. The Normalization Process Theory explains how this can be understood. The Technology Adoption Readiness Scale (TARS), developed based on this theory, offers a tool to diagnose the opportunities and challenges in health care organizations with respect to the implementation of certain technology- or eHealth applications. In order to guide the process of large scale implementation of technological innovations, also a pre implementation diagnosis is useful. This diagnosis, when provided by a “neutral party” has proved to be helpful for monitoring, guiding and thus supporting the implementation process of technological innovations in health care settings.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acceptance, Implementation, Normalization Process theory, Technology
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 15:08
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 15:08

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