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The use and acceptance of the Omaha technology in home-based healthcare : the case of Buurtzorg in China and the Netherlands

Dekker, J.J. (2018) The use and acceptance of the Omaha technology in home-based healthcare : the case of Buurtzorg in China and the Netherlands.

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Abstract:Population ageing is one of the most distinct trends of the 21st century. With the increase of the number of elderly people, the demand for care consequently increases as well. It is well known that elderly people consume more healthcare per person than their young counterparts (Schumacher, 2017) (Getzen, 1992). As older people continue to live at home longer, good home-based care is very important. One of the existing opportunities to face this issue, is the use of technology in home-based health care. Although a lot is already known about the use and acceptance of technology in health care settings in many western countries, there are gaps in the research literature reporting that there is little information about technology acceptance among Chinese health professionals. For a company such as Buurtzorg, it would be very interesting to learn more about the technology acceptance in China, as they want to market their company with the associated Omaha technology in a successful way. Therefore, it is very important for Buurtzorg (or other companies that use the Omaha technology) to know which variables play a role by health professionals’ intention to use a technology and what factors actually play a role in the acceptance of the Omaha system. Therefore, in this study, an exploratory research will be conducted into the use of this specific technology in China, as Buurtzorg is now on the rise there. Furthermore, a comparison between the use of the Omaha technology by nurses from Buurtzorg in China and the Netherlands, will be made in this research.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
1992, Enschede, Nederland
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:02 science and culture in general
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76791
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