Antecedents and impacts of behavioral adaptation of electronic medical records

  • B (Bart) Callewaert

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Considering time constraints and staff shortage in health care oblige, EMR systems have to fit perfectly with the workflows, with interpersonal communication and with data needs. In this perspective, this study questions whether computer self-efficacy and personal innovativeness of health staff enhance their capacity to adapt the electronic medical records system to the tasks to be performed and does this adaptation behavior entail increased personal benefits for the physician and an improved medical decision-making. Although personal innovativeness proves to be an antecedent of behavioral adaptation of electronic medical records (EMR), which on its turn favors perceived personal benefits, the research question cannot be answered positively. This research reveals nevertheless that two settings are interesting for further research: EMR adaptation behaviors in emergency departments and the relation between the use of EMR by less qualified staff and care effectiveness.
Date of Award15 Jul 2020
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorRogier van de Wetering (Examiner)


  • electronic medical records
  • personal innovativeness
  • computer self-efficacy
  • facilitating conditions
  • task-technology adaptation
  • decision-making effectiveness
  • perceived personal benefits

Master's Degree

  • Master Business Process management & IT (BPMIT)

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