Adoption of the Internet of Things in the Healthcare Services of Sri Lanka
Rajphriyadharshini Rajmohan1, Md Gapar Md Johar2
1Rajphriyadharshini Rajmohan, Director of Raj Corporate (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka.
2Prof. Dato’ Dr. Md Gapar Md Johar, Senior Vice President Research, Innovation, Technology and System of Management and Science University, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on April 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 21, 2020. | Manuscript published on May 30, 2020. | PP: 1095-1104 | Volume-9 Issue-1, May 2020. | Retrieval Number: A2260059120/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.A2260.059120
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Abstract: The study explored the research issue of factors in the adoption of the Internet of Things in the health care services of Sri Lanka. To address this issue, the study examined Four research objectives respectively Evaluation of the impact of the proposed technological acceptance determinants on adoption towards IoT in the healthcare system evaluation of the moderating effect of Provincial area, Gender, Age in adoption towards IoT in the healthcare system. By extending UTAUT2 with other significant variables, such as perceived creditability and attitude, this study brought the novel insights into consideration for further research. UTAUT2 argued that the most influential antecedent to adoption intention was performance expectancy. This study gave a new perspective to identify trust as an influential factor driving intention to adopt IoT technology. This study provided insights for companies, to understand better what the determinants of adopting IoT products are. The research suggests that increasing physician’s adoption towards IoT and healthcare organizations should create awareness of IoT products. This could be done in two comprehensive stages; first increase awareness among healthcare staff, which should be the focus on the way to bring business benefits to the organization. Secondly, awareness should be created among the patients, the final customers of IoT technology, which should be focused on enhancing both novelty and quality of IoT enabled healthcare products. However, the IoT technology is still in its early premature stage of development and requires an intense evangelization. To a certain extent, this research had identified the critical factors that impact adoption towards IoT in the healthcare industry in the Sri Lankan context. Then results were supported by the empirical study of the research and can be implemented both theoretical as well as managerial context to impose a radical change in the field of technology adoption of the healthcare industry.
Keywords: Internet of things, Healthcare, mHealth, UTAUT About four key words or phrases in alphabetical order, separated by commas.
Scope of the Article: Internet of Things