Modelling the utilization of cloud health information systems in the Iraqi public healthcare sector

Ahmed Meri, Mohammad Khatim Hasan, Mahmoud Danaee, Mustafa Jaber, Mu'taman Jarrar, Nurhizam Safei, Mohammed Dauwed, Sura K. Abd, Mohammed Al-bsheish

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The Iraqi healthcare sector has been suffering from health records management issues from the perspectives of low information technology integrity and data complexity. As a solution, cloud computing services can offer an alternative, low-cost, and reliable way to store, manage, and retrieve health-related data, as well as monitoring patients’ health conditions anywhere and anytime using any device with any platform. The migration to cloud services is not yet widespread in Iraqi health facilities due to various challenges, including security and privacy, legal policies, and implementation. For instance, there has been no research shedding light on the utilization of cloud computing services in Iraqi hospitals’ health information systems. This study proposed a model by defining the critical success factors influencing physicians’ confirmation and behavioral control toward utilizing cloud health information systems in Iraqi hospitals. The model's variables were statistically investigated by utilizing an online questionnaire. Data were collected from a probability sample of 259 physicians working in four Iraqi high-IT hospitals. The collected ordinal data were analyzed using the PLS-SEM approach as a nonparametric second-generation multivariate analysis. The results showed that the effects of system compatibility, system complexity, security, and privacy on physicians’ confirmation and behavioral control were statistically significant. Both confirmation and behavioral control had a positive effect on physicians’ utilization of the technology in the Iraqi hospitals. It is believed that such finding may help to aid the current understanding of cloud health systems in managing health data as well as providing the necessary recommendations for policy makers to direct healthcare professionals to continuously consider the use of modern information and communications technology in the workplace.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-146
Number of pages15
JournalTelematics and Informatics
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

Fingerprint

health information
information system
Information systems
utilization
Health
health
physician
privacy
Cloud computing
information technology
legal policy
Records management
Patient monitoring
multivariate analysis
integrity
communication technology
workplace
migration
monitoring
Information technology

Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • e-Health
  • Health informatics
  • Health information system
  • Iraq
  • Model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Modelling the utilization of cloud health information systems in the Iraqi public healthcare sector. / Meri, Ahmed; Hasan, Mohammad Khatim; Danaee, Mahmoud; Jaber, Mustafa; Jarrar, Mu'taman; Safei, Nurhizam; Dauwed, Mohammed; Abd, Sura K.; Al-bsheish, Mohammed.

In: Telematics and Informatics, Vol. 36, 01.03.2019, p. 132-146.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Meri, A, Hasan, MK, Danaee, M, Jaber, M, Jarrar, M, Safei, N, Dauwed, M, Abd, SK & Al-bsheish, M 2019, 'Modelling the utilization of cloud health information systems in the Iraqi public healthcare sector', Telematics and Informatics, vol. 36, pp. 132-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2018.12.001
Meri, Ahmed ; Hasan, Mohammad Khatim ; Danaee, Mahmoud ; Jaber, Mustafa ; Jarrar, Mu'taman ; Safei, Nurhizam ; Dauwed, Mohammed ; Abd, Sura K. ; Al-bsheish, Mohammed. / Modelling the utilization of cloud health information systems in the Iraqi public healthcare sector. In: Telematics and Informatics. 2019 ; Vol. 36. pp. 132-146.
@article{d22f6639244f451a99326486cfb1b3b0,
title = "Modelling the utilization of cloud health information systems in the Iraqi public healthcare sector",
abstract = "The Iraqi healthcare sector has been suffering from health records management issues from the perspectives of low information technology integrity and data complexity. As a solution, cloud computing services can offer an alternative, low-cost, and reliable way to store, manage, and retrieve health-related data, as well as monitoring patients’ health conditions anywhere and anytime using any device with any platform. The migration to cloud services is not yet widespread in Iraqi health facilities due to various challenges, including security and privacy, legal policies, and implementation. For instance, there has been no research shedding light on the utilization of cloud computing services in Iraqi hospitals’ health information systems. This study proposed a model by defining the critical success factors influencing physicians’ confirmation and behavioral control toward utilizing cloud health information systems in Iraqi hospitals. The model's variables were statistically investigated by utilizing an online questionnaire. Data were collected from a probability sample of 259 physicians working in four Iraqi high-IT hospitals. The collected ordinal data were analyzed using the PLS-SEM approach as a nonparametric second-generation multivariate analysis. The results showed that the effects of system compatibility, system complexity, security, and privacy on physicians’ confirmation and behavioral control were statistically significant. Both confirmation and behavioral control had a positive effect on physicians’ utilization of the technology in the Iraqi hospitals. It is believed that such finding may help to aid the current understanding of cloud health systems in managing health data as well as providing the necessary recommendations for policy makers to direct healthcare professionals to continuously consider the use of modern information and communications technology in the workplace.",
keywords = "Cloud computing, e-Health, Health informatics, Health information system, Iraq, Model",
author = "Ahmed Meri and Hasan, {Mohammad Khatim} and Mahmoud Danaee and Mustafa Jaber and Mu'taman Jarrar and Nurhizam Safei and Mohammed Dauwed and Abd, {Sura K.} and Mohammed Al-bsheish",
year = "2019",
month = "3",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.tele.2018.12.001",
language = "English",
volume = "36",
pages = "132--146",
journal = "Telematics and Informatics",
issn = "0736-5853",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Modelling the utilization of cloud health information systems in the Iraqi public healthcare sector

AU - Meri, Ahmed

AU - Hasan, Mohammad Khatim

AU - Danaee, Mahmoud

AU - Jaber, Mustafa

AU - Jarrar, Mu'taman

AU - Safei, Nurhizam

AU - Dauwed, Mohammed

AU - Abd, Sura K.

AU - Al-bsheish, Mohammed

PY - 2019/3/1

Y1 - 2019/3/1

N2 - The Iraqi healthcare sector has been suffering from health records management issues from the perspectives of low information technology integrity and data complexity. As a solution, cloud computing services can offer an alternative, low-cost, and reliable way to store, manage, and retrieve health-related data, as well as monitoring patients’ health conditions anywhere and anytime using any device with any platform. The migration to cloud services is not yet widespread in Iraqi health facilities due to various challenges, including security and privacy, legal policies, and implementation. For instance, there has been no research shedding light on the utilization of cloud computing services in Iraqi hospitals’ health information systems. This study proposed a model by defining the critical success factors influencing physicians’ confirmation and behavioral control toward utilizing cloud health information systems in Iraqi hospitals. The model's variables were statistically investigated by utilizing an online questionnaire. Data were collected from a probability sample of 259 physicians working in four Iraqi high-IT hospitals. The collected ordinal data were analyzed using the PLS-SEM approach as a nonparametric second-generation multivariate analysis. The results showed that the effects of system compatibility, system complexity, security, and privacy on physicians’ confirmation and behavioral control were statistically significant. Both confirmation and behavioral control had a positive effect on physicians’ utilization of the technology in the Iraqi hospitals. It is believed that such finding may help to aid the current understanding of cloud health systems in managing health data as well as providing the necessary recommendations for policy makers to direct healthcare professionals to continuously consider the use of modern information and communications technology in the workplace.

AB - The Iraqi healthcare sector has been suffering from health records management issues from the perspectives of low information technology integrity and data complexity. As a solution, cloud computing services can offer an alternative, low-cost, and reliable way to store, manage, and retrieve health-related data, as well as monitoring patients’ health conditions anywhere and anytime using any device with any platform. The migration to cloud services is not yet widespread in Iraqi health facilities due to various challenges, including security and privacy, legal policies, and implementation. For instance, there has been no research shedding light on the utilization of cloud computing services in Iraqi hospitals’ health information systems. This study proposed a model by defining the critical success factors influencing physicians’ confirmation and behavioral control toward utilizing cloud health information systems in Iraqi hospitals. The model's variables were statistically investigated by utilizing an online questionnaire. Data were collected from a probability sample of 259 physicians working in four Iraqi high-IT hospitals. The collected ordinal data were analyzed using the PLS-SEM approach as a nonparametric second-generation multivariate analysis. The results showed that the effects of system compatibility, system complexity, security, and privacy on physicians’ confirmation and behavioral control were statistically significant. Both confirmation and behavioral control had a positive effect on physicians’ utilization of the technology in the Iraqi hospitals. It is believed that such finding may help to aid the current understanding of cloud health systems in managing health data as well as providing the necessary recommendations for policy makers to direct healthcare professionals to continuously consider the use of modern information and communications technology in the workplace.

KW - Cloud computing

KW - e-Health

KW - Health informatics

KW - Health information system

KW - Iraq

KW - Model

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85058543910&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85058543910&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.tele.2018.12.001

DO - 10.1016/j.tele.2018.12.001

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85058543910

VL - 36

SP - 132

EP - 146

JO - Telematics and Informatics

JF - Telematics and Informatics

SN - 0736-5853

ER -