Pieter Devolder

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to gain insight into the individual user acceptance of PACS by the radiology department staff of the Ghent University Hospital. Hereto a basic--direct effects only--form of UTAUT was assessed. METHODS Ninety-four questionnaires were distributed and 56 usable questionnaires were returned (19 radiologists - 37(More)
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)
Successfully introducing a new technology in a health-care setting is not a walk in the park. Many barriers need to be overcome, not only technical and financial but also human barriers. In this study, we focus on the human barriers to health-care information systems’ implementation. We monitored the acceptance of a Picture Archiving and Communication(More)
PURPOSE Radiology departments are making the transition from analog film to digital images by means of PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System). It is critical for the hospital that its physicians adopt and accept the new digital work method regarding radiological information. The aim of this study is to investigate hospital physicians' acceptance(More)
In this study, secondary school teachers’ acceptance of a digital learning environment (DLE) was investigated. Questionnaires were taken on three times (T1/T2/T3) during the same school year, with the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) as theoretical framework. Next to questionnaires, user-logs were collected during the entire school(More)
This paper hopes to share the insights we experienced during designing, building, and running an indexing solution for a large set of radiological reports and images in a production environment for more than 3 years. Several technical challenges were encountered and solved in the course of this project. One hundred four million words in 1.8 million(More)
in Native language Dit artikel beschrijft een nieuwe kader voor onderzoek naar acceptatie van technologie. Drie niveaus worden beschouwd; persoonlijkheid, overtuigingen over technologie in het algemeen en overtuigingen aangaande een specifieke technologie. Het nieuwe kader word getest gebruik makend van respectievelijk het Five Factor-model, TRI en UTAUT.
This article outlines the strategy used by our hospital to maximize the knowledge transfer to referring physicians on using a picture archiving and communication system (PACS). We developed an e-learning platform underpinned by the cognitive load theory (CLT) so that in depth knowledge of PACS’ abilities becomes attainable regardless of the user’s prior(More)
In an attempt to uncover intra-group behavior similarities, we developed an open multi-level framework for understanding the process of technology acceptance by its users. We partitioned our population into groups by clustering at several levels and then for each level it was divided into subgroups with a measurement layer added to uncover subgroup(More)
Background The availability of clinical information and a pertinent clinical question can improve the diagnostic accuracy of the imaging process. Purpose To examine if an electronic request form forcing referring clinicians to provide separate input of both clinical information and a clinical question can improve the quality of the request. Material and(More)
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