An analysis of the maincritical factors that affect the acceptance of technology in hospital management systems

Peker, Can
The purpose of this study is to develop a methodology by extending the Technology Acceptance Model (Davis, 1989) in order to contribute the acceptance of Hospital Management Systems in hospitals. The study also aims to extend the TAM by adding external variables. Thereby the relationships between perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and external TAM factors and how these relationships will affect the behavioral intention to use the technology will be determined. In this study quantitative research methods are used. Quantitative research comprises from a questionnaire which is tested in Turkish government hospitals by hospital personnel, physicians, nurses, technicians and administrative personnel. After collection of data from quantitative research the analysis of the data was conducted. The findings of the analysis gave the significant relationships between perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, behavioral intention and external variables. In conclusion this study points out the effects and the compatibility of the critical factors of TAM on the user acceptance of Hospital Management Systems in Turkish hospitals.


Face detection in active robot vision
Önder, Murat; Halıcı, Uğur; Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2004)
The main task in this thesis is to design a robot vision system with face detection and tracking capability. Hence there are two main works in the thesis: Firstly, the detection of the face on an image that is taken from the camera on the robot must be achieved. Hence this is a serious real time image processing task and time constraints are very important because of this reason. A processing rate of 1 frame/second is tried to be achieved and hence a fast face detection algorithm had to be used. The Eigenfa...
An automated tool for information security management system
Erkan, Ahmet; Arifoğlu, Ali; Department of Information Systems (2006)
This thesis focuses on automation of processes of Information Security Management System. In accordance with two International Standards, ISO/IEC 27001:2005 and ISO/IEC 17799:2005, to automate the activities required for a documented ISMS as much as possible helps organizations. Some of the well known tools in this scope are analyzed and a comparative study on them including “InfoSec Toolkit”, which is developed for this purpose in the thesis scope, is given. “InfoSec Toolkit” is based on ISO/IEC 27001:2005...
A novel report generation approach for medical applications : the sisds methodology and its applications
Kuru, Kaya; Arda, Kemal; Department of Medical Informatics (2010)
In medicine, reliable data are available only in a few areas and necessary information on prognostic implications is generally missing. In spite of the fact that a great amount of money has been invested to ease the process, an effective solution has yet to be found. Unfortunately, existing data collection approaches in medicine seem inadequate to provide accurate and high quality data, which is a prerequisite for building a robust and effective DDSS. In this thesis, many different medical reporting methodo...
Security, privacy, identity and patient consent management across healthcare enterprices in integrated healthcare enterprices (IHE) cross enterprise document sharing (XDS) affinity domain
Namlı, Tuncay; Doğaç, Asuman; Department of Computer Engineering (2007)
Integrated Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is an initiative by industry and healthcare professionals to improve knowledge sharing and interoperability between healthcare related enterprises. IHE publishes Integration Profiles on several Healthcare Fields to define how systems can use existing standards and technologies to execute a specific use case in healthcare. Cross Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) is such a profile which defines the way of sharing Electronic Health Records (EHR) between healthcare enterpr...
A review of hierarchical facility location models
Sahin, Guvenc; Süral, Haldun (Elsevier BV, 2007-08-01)
In this study, we review the hierarchical facility location models. Although there have been a number of review papers on hierarchical facility problems, a comprehensive treatment of models has not been provided since the mid-80s. This review fills the gap in the literature. We first classify the hierarchical facility problems according to the features of systems studied, which are based on flow pattern, service availability at each level of the hierarchy, and spatial configuration of services in addition t...
Citation Formats
C. Peker, “An analysis of the maincritical factors that affect the acceptance of technology in hospital management systems,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.