Determination of Individual Factors Affecting Attitudes Towards the Use of Healthcare Information Technologies

Turan Kurtaran A. , Yeşildağ A. Y. , Aydın A.

6. International Health Sciences and Management Conference, Isparta, Turkey, 20 - 22 May 2021, pp.279

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Isparta
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.279


Problem of Research: Health information technologies has an important place in the provision of health services. This importance can be expressed both by keeping health records and converting them into evidence, as well as by providing basis for administrative and clinical decisions. Purpose of the Study: In the study, it is aimed to determine the individual factors affecting the attitudes of health personnel towards the use of information technologies. Method: The research was carried out with 219 personnel working at the KTU Faculty of Medicine Farabi Hospital. In the study, the Health Information Technologies Usage Questionnaire, which was developed by Hikmet (1999) and whose Turkish validity and reliability study was conducted by Yorgancıoğlu Tarcan (2015), was used as a data collection tool. The questionnaire consists of 13 descriptive socio-demographic expressions and the scale above mentioned, which has 49 item in 7-Likert type. Findings: As a result of the study, it was determined that the attitude of the research group towards the use of HIT was at the level of x̄= 5.05 ± 0.86. Although this level is similar to the findings of the study in the literature (± 3%), these result indicated that the participants have positive attitudes toward of HIT. In addition, it was determined that the participants' attitude levels of using health information technologies have statistically significant differences according to their ages, education, occupation, having computer technology usage certificate, internet usage period and having a computer at home. However, no statistically significant difference was found regarding the attitudes of using HIT according to income perception, gender, marital status, duration of computer use at work and at home. Results: In the study, it can be stated that as a result of higher HIT attitude levels of medical secretaries and employees with IT certificates, reviewing the recruitment criteria in health institutions and organizing relevant training and certificate programs for existing personnel will have positive contributions. Key words: Health information technology, Technology acceptance, Health staff, CITAM, BT