College of Computing and Digital Media Dissertations

Date of Award

Spring 6-2017

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


School of Computing

First Advisor

Theresa Steinbach, PhD

Second Advisor

Nadene Chambers, PhD

Third Advisor

James Knight, MD FHM

Fourth Advisor

Linda Knight, PhD

Fifth Advisor

Wei-Yin Loh, PhD

Sixth Advisor

Daniel Mittleman, PhD


The objective of this research was to investigate if certain technology-related and organization-related factors that have most often been associated with successful IT/MIS implementations in other information technology and information science domains are also associated with successful Electronic Medical Records (EMR) implementations. This research uncovered a unique set of technology-related factors and organization-related factors associated with successful EMR implementations from the perspective of healthcare enablers and healthcare providers. Specific technology-related factors considered in this research were the innovativeness of EMR (measured with respect to the relative advantage, compatibility and complexity of EMR), privacy and security attributes of EMR, and usefulness of EMR. Specific organization-related factors considered were the readiness of the organization for change and the !eve! of product/process innovation in the organization where the EMR was implemented.



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