Technology acceptance among physicians: a new take on TAM

Med Care Res Rev. 2007 Dec;64(6):650-72. doi: 10.1177/1077558707305942. Epub 2007 Aug 23.


The proliferation of information technology has been a revolutionary force that has increased efficiency and effectiveness in many industries. However, health care organizations, particularly physician practices, are noticeably lagging in the adoption of such technologies. This article provides a systematic review of the literature on physician acceptance of information technology. An overview of the technology acceptance model (TAM) is discussed, and a modified version of this model is proposed. Finally, ideas for testing this new model in a physician setting are presented. By providing a better understanding of physician technology acceptance, this model will inform health care managers about barriers that make physicians hesitant to embrace new technologies designed to increase efficiency and improve quality in a health care setting.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Computers*
  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Humans
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Physicians*