Effects of Technology Diffusion upon People

  • Jay H. Sanders
  • Gary W. Shannon
  • Laura N. Adams
Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)


Ideas. Everyone has ideas for new, innovative, and good products or services. Some ideas are immediately transformed into reality at the point of origination and then spread rapidly. Other good ideas are never accepted widely—or even at all beyond the narrow world of their creators. Still other ideas seem to start slowly but then at some unpredictable point blossom and become an accepted way to proceed. Some of the conditions for this diffusion process—from being an idea to being an innovative reality to becoming an accepted standard—have been studied for years.


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  • Jay H. Sanders
  • Gary W. Shannon
  • Laura N. Adams

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