Adopting Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Public Healthcare Facilities in Kogi State, Nigeria
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The current study focuses on information and communication technology (ICT) and healthcare facilities in Kogi State, Nigeria. This study specifically ascertains the effects and distribution of risk tolerance and costs respectively on the adoption of ICT in the public healthcare facilities in Kogi State. It also investigates the extent to which ICT adoption can influence the efficiency of public healthcare facilities. For this purpose, a survey design was employed. The study targeted 53 public healthcare facilities in Kogi State. A total of 229 health personnel actively participated in this study. Data were collected, presented, and analysed by using a frequency distribution table. Descriptive statistics and regression analysis were applied. The findings showed that both risk tolerance and cost have a significant predictive power regarding the adoption of ICT in the public healthcare facilities in Kogi State. Furthermore, ICT adoption has a substantial influence on the efficiency of public healthcare facilities. It was concluded that ICT could increase patient safety by providing easy information to medical cases, allowing for online treatment reviews, monitoring patient progress, and foreseeing potential medical mishaps. The study also recommends that the management and government organize an intervention programme to promote risk tolerance among users. Moreover, the government should provide financial support to reduce the cost burden in order to increase the adoption of ICT in public healthcare facilities in Kogi State.
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