Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
MOTA, Fábio Batista and FERREIRA JUNIOR, Hamilton de Moura. Adoption of information and communication technologies in the dialysis clinics of Bahia State. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, suppl.1, pp. 1333-1342. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000700042.
The aim of this article is to investigate the adoption and use of information and communication technologies within private dialysis clinics in Bahia State. A case study was developed with companies by applying, to clinics' managerial teams, a research questionnaire adapted from RedeSist and from PINTEC. The sample included 20 companies, listed by CNES of the Ministry of Health, and obtained a positive usage rate data of 60%. The collected quantitative information was analyzed by interviewees' answer frequency distribution. Conclusion indicates that the adoption of information and communication technologies by the clinics is not directly related to their access to these technologies but to the under usage of their economical potential.
Keywords : New technology adoption; Information and communication technologies; Health services; Dialysis clinics; Bahia.