Exploring Factors Affecting Patients Adoption of mHealth Services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

By Saad Alsaleh and Fares Alshamari.

Published by The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society

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MHealth has a crucial role to play as it can improve communication and enhance the integration of health care processes. The aim of this study is to explore and identify a set of determinants of adoption of mHealth services by patients in Hail city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The researchers will conduct a quantitative research to achieve this aim. The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model will be used to guide the research and questioners will be distributed to collect the data from a selected hospitals and primary healthcare centers. The research comprehensive analysis and results would expand an area of mHealth in Saudi Arabia, which is still theoretically and empirically not adequately explored.

Keywords: Health Care, MHealth, Patients, Saudi Arabia, UTAUT

The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2016, pp.97-104. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 689.714KB).

Saad Alsaleh

General Directorate of Health Affairs in Hail, Health Public Information Technology Department, General Directorate of Public Health, Hail, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Fares Alshamari

Department of Health Administration, Faculty of Public Health and Health Informatics, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia