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dc.contributor.authorHogan, Jane
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Gary
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorO'Hare, Jennie
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To explore factors influencing hospital pharmacy staff acceptance of a pharmacy robotic dispensing system during implementation and over time. METHODS: A single centred, prospective, longitudinal cohort quantitative study was conducted in an Australian tertiary public hospital using the Extended Technology Acceptance Model (ETAM). Staff were surveyed during the implementation of a pharmacy dispensing robot (May 2016) and again after working with the system for fifteen months (August 2017). Fishers exact test and correlation analysis of paired responses were used to identify significant factors influencing use of the system between the two time points. KEY FINDINGS: Sixty four respondents completed surveys during implementation (n=64) and 34-paired surveys were collected fifteen months later. Respondents were predominantly young, female with a tertiary qualification. Initial perceptions did not change over time, with the exception of reliability. Departmental leaders had greatest influence on technology acceptance during implementation and over time. Other key factors correlating with acceptance included: how useful the robot was perceived to be; ease of use and how relevant the robot was for an individual role. Higher levels of education had a negative association with usage during implementation and age was not a factor. CONCLUSION: This study identified critical insights influencing staff acceptance of pharmacy robots that will help inform future implementation. The influence of pharmacy leaders emerged as key influence on technology acceptance. Leveraging on this influence a communication strategy prior to implementation should include information on useful functions and known benefits of the system customised for individual roles.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
dc.titleFactors influencing acceptance of robotics in hospital pharmacy: a longitudinal study using the Extended Technology Acceptance Model
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHogan, J; Grant, G; Kelly, F; O'Hare, J, Factors influencing acceptance of robotics in hospital pharmacy: a longitudinal study using the Extended Technology Acceptance Model, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2020
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gro.griffith.authorGrant, Gary D.
gro.griffith.authorKelly, Fiona S.
gro.griffith.authorHogan, Jane

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