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PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to gain a better insight into the reasons why hospital physicians accept and use a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). Two research questions are put forward, pertaining to (1) factors that contribute to physicians' acceptance of PACS, and (2) whether these factors change as physicians gain experience in(More)
This paper describes a new framework for technology acceptance research. Next to an information-system specific belief context, an individual's personality context and an overall technology-related context are introduced. It is primarily introduced to explore antecedents of technology acceptance's independent constructs. The framework is proposed so that(More)
CONTEXT Although the acute hospital setting is not considered to be an ideal place of death, many people are admitted to hospital at the end of life. OBJECTIVES The present study aims to examine the reasons for hospital admissions that result in an expected death and the factors that play a role in the decision to admit to hospital. METHODS This was a(More)
PURPOSE Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia are frequently encountered in critically ill patients and associated with adverse outcomes. We configured a smart glycemia alert (S-GLY alert) with our Intensive Care Information System to decrease the number of hyperglycemic values and increase the proportion of time within the glucose interval of 80 to 150 mg/dL. (More)
BACKGROUND Although the acute hospital setting is not considered to be an ideal place of death, many people are admitted to hospital at the end of life. AIM To examine what proportion of terminal hospital admissions among their patients family physicians consider to have been avoidable and/or inappropriate; which patient, family physician and admission(More)
1. Introduction Measuring user acceptance of technology is a way of determining the user's intentions toward using a new technology. Implementers could benefit by knowing the potential pitfalls of adopting a new way of working and anticipate to avoid excessive implementation costs. Technology acceptance models can be used to determine which factors are(More)
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