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Sep 30

New article – Demographic Determinants of Communication and Information Technology Appreciation and Usage among Health Care Professionals

We are glad to welcome a new article of our colleagues.

The article is called:

Demographic Determinants of Communication and Information Technology Appreciation and  Usage among Health Care Professionals

Abiodun, Abolaji Joachim  Ph.D

Department of Business Administration, College of Management Sciences Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

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Ibidunni, Ayodotun Stephen

Department of Business Management, Covenant University, Ota

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Kehinde, Oladele Joseph Ph.D;

Department of Business Management, Covenant University, Ota.

This study examines the link between demographic variables and communication and information technology appreciations and use among health care professionals. The research instrument utilized for the study was completed by 187 respondents who are currently engaged in either clinical or diagnostic health care services in government-owned hospitals. Results of data analysis indicate that e-mails remain most used internet facilities and a reasonable proportion of the respondents hardly use or never use information technology tools for work related applications. In addition, while age was found to be positive, prior computer experience and professional status were found to negatively affect on computer use. Similarly, professional status was also found to negatively impact on internet use among health professionals. It is suggested that an attitudinal change and policy framework that enhance the use of communication and information technology in the health system may be required to realize the potential benefits of the computerization of the health system.

SOCIO DEMOGRAPHIC DETERMINANT OF ICT APPRECIATION – IJHE

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