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Keywords

Medical records systems, computerized, Self-efficacy, Information system adoption, Computer attitudes

 

Authors

  1. DILLON, THOMAS W. PhD
  2. LENDING, DIANE PhD
  3. CREWS, THADDEUS R. II PhD
  4. BLANKENSHIP, RAY PhD

Abstract

Self-efficacy is a user's confidence that he or she has the ability to use an information system. A survey gathered demographics, self-assessed computer skills, attitude and self-efficacy before installation of an integrated clinical and administrative information system. Results showed that higher levels of nursing education, home computer use, and average levels of self-assessed e-mail, Internet search, word processing, and general computer expertise predicted self-efficacy of the system. In addition, previous use of home and office electronics equipment, such as an answering machine, predicted self-efficacy. Implications for training and future adoption of clinical information systems are presented.