Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 187–192 | Cite as

Introducing Ehealth to Nursing Homes: Theoretical Analysis of Improving Resident Care

  • Gerald-Mark Breen
  • Ning Jackie Zhang
Original Paper


The purpose of this analysis argues that the technology acceptance model and the theory of task technology fit offer justification for the introduction and integration of ehealth web sites (i.e., into nursing home care facility operations in the United States and abroad. The driving force behind this study concerns the significant care deficiencies in nursing homes, and how ehealth can ameliorate these conditions. Ehealth has never been a focus of study in nursing homes. Examining logistics relating to nursing homes and their residents may reveal which nursing homes would benefit from integrating ehealth as a referential resource.


Care deficiencies Ehealth Integrated care Nursing homes Telemedicine 



This research is, in part, supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH under research grant number 1R01 NR008226-01A1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Doctoral Program in Public Affairs, College of Health and Public AffairsUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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