The behavioral side of information technology

Int J Med Inform. 1999 Dec;56(1-3):117-23. doi: 10.1016/s1386-5056(99)00037-4.


Exposure to technologies is becoming more prevalent in healthcare technologies. Few strategies have been developed that work reliably to successfully implement information technologies. Information technology enables, but does not guarantee organizational change. A theoretical model has been developed identifying several areas that have been found important in information technology implementation. The information technology adoption model is described, and provides a framework for implementors of information technologies. It provides a structure to categorize areas that may benefit from the development of implementation strategies and the development of evaluation techniques. Implementation and evaluation strategies are discussed as they pertain to end-user fit, user perceptions of innovation usefulness and ease of use, and adoption and utilization.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Computers
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Medical Informatics Applications*
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical