Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 2129–2140 | Cite as

External Factors in Hospital Information System (HIS) Adoption Model: A Case on Malaysia

  • Heng Wei Lee
  • Thurasamy Ramayah
  • Nasriah Zakaria
ORIGINAL PAPER

Abstract

Studies related to healthcare ICT integration in Malaysia are relatively little, thus this paper provide a literature review of the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the healthcare sector in Malaysia through the hospital information system (HIS). Our study emphasized on secondary data to investigate the factors related to ICT integration in healthcare through HIS. Therefore this paper aimed to gather an in depth understanding of issues related to HIS adoption, and contributing in fostering HIS adoption in Malaysia and other countries. This paper provides a direction for future research to study the correlation of factors affecting HIS adoption. Finally a research model is proposed using current adoption theories and external factors from human, technology, and organization perspectives.

Keywords

Hospital information system Healthcare transformation ICT in healthcare Malaysian healthcare 

Abbreviation

ICT

Information and Communication Technologies

MSC

Multimedia Super Corridor

LHP

Lifetime Health Plan

HIS

Hospital Information System

EMR

Electronic Medical Records

CPOE

Computerised Physician Order Entry

MOH

Ministry of Health Malaysia

CME

Continuing Medical Education

PLHP

Personalised Lifetime Health Plan

CSS

Clinical Support System

HIMSS

Healthcare Information Management and Support Services

THIS

Total Hospital Information System

IHIS

Intermediate Hospital Information System

BHIS

Basic Hospital Information System

ICU

Intensive Care Unit

CCU

Cardiac Care Unit

NICU

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

MCPHIE

Mass Customized Personalised Health Information and Education

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to express profound gratitude to our University, Universiti Sains Malaysia for the invaluable support, encouragement, supervision and useful suggestions throughout this paper. The moral support and continuous guidance enabled us to complete our work successfully.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heng Wei Lee
    • 1
  • Thurasamy Ramayah
    • 1
  • Nasriah Zakaria
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  2. 2.School of Computer SciencesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia

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