Impact of information technology culture conflict on meaningful use of electronic health records system: A conceptual framework

Michele Heath, Radha Appan

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Abstract

Barriers to the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems have been well documented. Researchers and practitioners agree that the benefits of EHR systems are contingent on Meaningful Use (MU) of EHR. However, most research on the barriers to MU (set of standards defined by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) is a theoretical and anecdotal. Given that (i) research on MU shows that physicians and nurses (users) resist MU despite recognizing its potential benefits, and (ii) theories related to IS use and user resistance take a rationalistic view (focused on perceived benefits), there is a need to view the barriers to MU from an alternate lens. This study argues that resistance to MU is due to the conflict between user groups' personal values, IT values and EHR systems related values and hence, uses the IT Culture Conflict theory to understand user resistance to MU. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2014
Event20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014 - Savannah, GA, United States
Duration: Aug 7 2014Aug 9 2014

Conference

Conference20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySavannah, GA
Period08/7/1408/9/14

Keywords

  • Cultural values
  • Electronic health records
  • Meaningful Use (MU)
  • Theory of IT culture conflict
  • User resistance

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    Heath, M., & Appan, R. (2014). Impact of information technology culture conflict on meaningful use of electronic health records system: A conceptual framework. Paper presented at 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014, Savannah, GA, United States.