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Factors Affecting the Implementation of the National Programme for Information Technology in the National Health Services: The Case of Lorenzo in the North, Midlands and East of England Region

Wasfi Alrawabdeh1, Adel Salloum2 and Fayiz Shrafat1
  • 1 Hashemite University, Jordan
  • 2 Mu’tah University, Jordan

Abstract

This study is concerned with the aspect of revealing the factors that affect the adoption of IT programs in the health sector in the NHS in UK. It focuses on the identification of the factors that influence significantly the adoption of LORENZO, the Electronic Health Record system that is being implemented in the Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) in the North, Midlands and East of England (NME) region as part of the National Program for Information Technology (NPfIT) in the NHS. This study is based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). A qualitative research methodology was used to approach this area unlike the quantitative approach usually associated with the TAM. The data was obtained by conducting face-to-face semi-structured interviews with people who represented the end users in the NHS and the designing company (the LSP). By contrast with most academic studies, the research, therefore, studied the NPfIT from the bottom up (i.e., the end user perspective). The main tool used to aid the analysis of the interview data is NVivo. This analysis was used to develop an extended TAM model and to suggest a theoretical model of the relationship between LORENZO development methodology and users’ acceptance. The study suggests some factors, apart from usefulness, which LORENZO’s designers, the NHS should take into account when it comes to enhance users’ usage of IT adoption. These factors are clinical safety, security, integration and information sharing.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 12 No. 1, 2015, 20-30

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2015.20.30

Submitted On: 26 November 2014 Published On: 1 March 2015

How to Cite: Alrawabdeh, W., Salloum, A. & Shrafat, F. (2015). Factors Affecting the Implementation of the National Programme for Information Technology in the National Health Services: The Case of Lorenzo in the North, Midlands and East of England Region. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 12(1), 20-30. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2015.20.30

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Keywords

  • National Programme
  • Information Technology
  • National Health Services
  • LORENZO
  • England