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E-Health Readiness and Its Influences on E-Health Transformation Success: A Change Perspective
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Eldon Y. Li
Eric T.G. Wang
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E-health readiness, E-health transformation success, E-health, Healthcare, Change
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This study presents a conceptual model to investigate the e-health readiness required by healthcare organization and the impact of such readiness in enhancing e-health transformation success, and how the entrepreneurial alertness associated with e-health readiness. A scale to measure e-health readiness was developed and validated; then it being tested to collect the large-scale survey data from hospitals’ top management team members. The partial least squares (PLS) method was empirically used to test the conceptual model and hypotheses through the large-scale survey collected. The empirical results support the proposed model. The analysis not only provides the evidence that the effect of entrepreneurial alertness on e-health readiness is direct also showing e-health readiness has a positive effect on e-health transformation success. The results advance the understanding what determining factors of the e-health transformation success and also can potentially be used in advance of e-health transformation for contemporary hospitals to check its e-health readiness level and prepare the needed changes for e-health implementations to ensure better e-health transformation.
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1. Introduction 1
1.1 Background and Motivations 1
1.2 Research Objectives and Questions 4
1.3 Research Design 5
2. Theoretical foundation and conceptual model 12
2.1 Theory of Organizational Change 12
2.2 Developing a Framework for E-health Readiness 18
2.2.1 What’s E-health? 18
2.3.2 E-health Readiness 20
2.3 Development a framework for E-health Transformation Success 30
2.4 Entrepreneurial Alertness 39
2.5 Hospital Ownership and Type 42
3. Research Methodology 44
3.1 Measurement Development 44
3.2 Data Collection 50
3.3 Analysis Methods 52
3.3.1 Measurement Validation 53
3.3.2 Test of the Structural Model 55
4. Results 57
4.1 Measurement Properties 57
4.2 Test of the Structural Model 61
5. Discussions and conclusions 64
5.1 Discussion of Research Results 64
5.2 Research Contributions and Implications 65
5.3 Limitation and Future Research 67
5.4 Conclusion 68
Appendix A. Survey Instruments in Chinese 86
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