Table 3

Critical adoption factors for adopting clinical information systems in the reviewed studies

Critical factor

Number of studies by study type


Descriptive

Cross-sectional

Analytical

Experimental

Quasi-experimental


User attitude towards information systems

24 [5,15,22,24-42,66,67]

13 [43-50,68-70,87,89]

7 [51-57]

2 [58,59]

8 [4,11,60-65]


Workflow impact

8 [15,24,26-30,67]

10 [3,43-45,47,48,68,69,73,74]

8 [7,51-56,75]

3 [4,60,61]


Interoperability

11 [5,6,8,22,24,27,30,33,77,78,88]

2 [79,89]

2 [4,61]


Technical support

8 [5,15,24-26,31,32,66]

3 [45,74,86]

2 [7,76]

1 [62]


Communication among users

4 [24-26,66]

3 [45,46,87]

5 [2,7,51,52,75]


Expert support

7 [5,15,24,25,28,31,66]

1 [45]

2 [7,76]

1 [4]


Castillo et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:60   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-10-60

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