An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Alshahrani, A.; Stewart, Derek; MacLure, Katie
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is a country with one of the largest land masses and difficult geographical terrain in the Middle East. The accessibility of advanced health services, especially for people in rural areas, has been considered one of the main health challenges. Health services across the country are accessible through three categories of providers. The Ministry of Health (MOH) which is the dominant health provider responsible for 60% of all health services and facilities. Private health sector and other government run health authorities are the providers for the remaining 40%. Many initiatives to embrace technology in healthcare were launched by the MOH to advance the level of acceptance. One of the initiatives was the ambitious eHealth national strategy which was launched in 2011 to govern eHealth projects across the country and set consistent standards, policies, and procedures for the practice activities. This study is sponsored by the MOH as part of a bigger plan to involve stakeholders in the digital transformation.
|Presentation Conference Type||Poster|
|Start Date||Apr 8, 2019|
|Publication Date||Apr 30, 2019|
|Journal||International Journal of Pharmacy Practice|
|Publisher||Wiley Open Access|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.|
|Keywords||Public health; Environmental health; Occupational health; Health policy; Pharmaceutical science; Pharmacy|