A Patient’s Perspective on Decision-making for the Adoption of Digital Care Pathways

Raja Abbas, Noel Carroll, Ita Richardson

Abstract

Healthcare Information Systems (HIS) are implemented to provide high-quality, patient-centred care. Yet, there is little evidence about the decision-making role patients play for the adoption of HIS nor what factors patients deem essential in the adoption of HIS. To guide healthcare practitioners in decision-making for the adoption of HIS, this study reports on the key factors which influence patients’ perception and use of HIS. Specifically, a qualitative study was conducted with 15 patients to understand the phenomenon of patient decision-making for the adoption of HIS. Our findings identify the concept of ‘Digital Care Pathways’ and indicate that there are four primary decision factors which influence the adoption of HIS: (i) trust; (ii) fear; (iii) ease of use; and (iv) accessibility. To synthesise the findings, we present the patients decision-making framework for digital care pathways as a first step to encapsulate the patients’ perspective of decision-making factors associated with adopting innovations for digital care pathways.

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Abbas R., Carroll N. and Richardson I. (2020). A Patient’s Perspective on Decision-making for the Adoption of Digital Care Pathways.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 447-454. DOI: 10.5220/0008967704470454


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf20,
author={Raja Abbas and Noel Carroll and Ita Richardson},
title={A Patient’s Perspective on Decision-making for the Adoption of Digital Care Pathways},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,},
year={2020},
pages={447-454},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008967704470454},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,
TI - A Patient’s Perspective on Decision-making for the Adoption of Digital Care Pathways
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - Abbas R.
AU - Carroll N.
AU - Richardson I.
PY - 2020
SP - 447
EP - 454
DO - 10.5220/0008967704470454