Many new technologies are being developed to improve the efficiency and productivity of nursing staffs. A key to the success of these technologies is acceptance by the nurse. Davis' Technology Assessment Model (TAM -1993) was developed to measure the likelihood that subjects will accept and use computer systems. This paper presents a discussion on nursing acceptance of computer systems, reviews the development of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), and reports findings of a study that examines nursing acceptance with TAM for bedside computer systems. Results of the study showed nursing staffs, in general, are accepting of bedside-computer technology. Though, those working full-time have a better attitude and are more accepting than those working part-time.
Dillon, Thomas W.; MsDowell, Dorothea; Salimian, Fati; and Conklin, Denise, "ACCEPTANCE OF BEDSIDE COMPUTER
TECHNOLOGY" (1996). AMCIS 1996 Proceedings. 52.