If They Designed It, Why Don't They Want It? The Lack of Acceptance of an ehealth Data Records System

Anthony Glascock
Although the design of an ehealth data records system was largely driven by carers themselves, ultimately these same carers did not want to use the system once a series of pilot studies ended. The reasons for this lack of acceptance of the system by carers at seven different care organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are explored. Four reasons are put forward to explain this lack of acceptance: 1) the ability of the system to be used to evaluate job
more » ... aluate job performance; 2) the pilot study model; 3) reluctance on the part of the carers to alter work routine; and 4) the system's introduction is premature.