Factors Influencing the Adoption of Mobile Health in Uganda Health Facilities: A Case Study of Mobile Tracking System in Kayunga

Asiinah Nanyombi, Dr. Annabella Habinka Ejiri

Abstract


Mobile Tracking system (mTrac) is an mHealth systems in Uganda was implemented in all government owned health facilities, with an aim of providing information on epidemic disease out breaks and drug stock outs of essential drugs. Despite its implementation in all government health facilities there is some evidence of low reporting rates by end users. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors influencing the adoption of mTrac system in Kayunga district health facilities.73 respondents who trained to use mTrac system participated in this study using a questionnaire for data collection. The results indicate that the factors that positively influence the adoption of mTrac system in Kayunga district health facilities are performance expectance, facilitating condition, social influence and effort expectancy. The costs of mobile devices negatively influence the adoption of mTrac.


Keywords


Mobile Health; mTrac system; factors influencing adoptin; Kayunga district.

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