Penetration and adoption of health information technology (IT) in Thailand's community health centers (CHCs): A national survey

Boonchai Kijsanayotin, Supasit Pannarunothai, Stuart Speedie

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Abstract

A universal healthcare coverage program has been implemented in Thailand since 2001 and the Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is restructuring its health information systems to support the management of this reform. The MOPH believes that health information technology (IT) is fundamental to the development of an effective health information system, and that users' adoption of health IT is one of the most important factors to the success of health IT implementation projects. However, there is no national data available regarding the penetration and adoption of health IT in Thai community health centers (CHCs). This cross sectional survey was designed to study the penetration and adoption of health IT in the country's community health centers. A random sample of 1,607 regionally stratified CHC's from a total of 9,806 CHCs was selected. With an 82% response rate, the data showed that people who worked in CHCs were currently heavy users of health IT. They exhibited high IT acceptance and positive attitudes toward using health IT. CHCs' staff was less resistant to adopt health IT than previously anticipated. These results are similar in all of the country's geographic regions. Health IT is pervasive in CHCs across the country and penetrates all regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Sustainable Health Systems
Pages1154-1158
Number of pages5
Volume129
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: Aug 20 2007Aug 24 2007

Other

Other12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period8/20/078/24/07

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Community Health Centers
Medical Informatics
Thailand
Information technology
Health
Health Information Systems
Public Health
Universal Coverage
Surveys and Questionnaires
Public health
Information systems
Cross-Sectional Studies
Technology
Delivery of Health Care

Keywords

  • attitude of health personnel
  • community health centers
  • computer systems
  • diffusion of innovation
  • information systems
  • Thailand

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Kijsanayotin, B., Pannarunothai, S., & Speedie, S. (2007). Penetration and adoption of health information technology (IT) in Thailand's community health centers (CHCs): A national survey. In MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems (Vol. 129, pp. 1154-1158)

Penetration and adoption of health information technology (IT) in Thailand's community health centers (CHCs) : A national survey. / Kijsanayotin, Boonchai; Pannarunothai, Supasit; Speedie, Stuart.

MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. Vol. 129 2007. p. 1154-1158.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kijsanayotin, B, Pannarunothai, S & Speedie, S 2007, Penetration and adoption of health information technology (IT) in Thailand's community health centers (CHCs): A national survey. in MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. vol. 129, pp. 1154-1158, 12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 8/20/07.
Kijsanayotin B, Pannarunothai S, Speedie S. Penetration and adoption of health information technology (IT) in Thailand's community health centers (CHCs): A national survey. In MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. Vol. 129. 2007. p. 1154-1158
Kijsanayotin, Boonchai ; Pannarunothai, Supasit ; Speedie, Stuart. / Penetration and adoption of health information technology (IT) in Thailand's community health centers (CHCs) : A national survey. MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. Vol. 129 2007. pp. 1154-1158
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