US/Taiwan study of physician smartphone usage

This study interestingly surveying physicians in the US and Taiwan (153 total) doesn’t have great surprises but plenty of theoretical background, charts and graphs on how they came to these conclusions: attitude toward using a smartphone and smartphone self-efficacy had a direct positive influence on the intention to use a smartphone; perceived usefulness and task relatedness indirectly influenced the intention to use a smartphone. In short, healthcare professionals will use smartphones as a tool when they perceive them to be useful in assisting with the completion of clinical tasks, and understanding the ‘salient factors which encourage adoption of mobile technologies’ is key to the former. Journal of Health Informatics (free registration required, or download this PDF)