Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
This unit explores issues relating to diffusion of innovation, technology acceptance, and change management. Relevant theories relating to these areas are critically analysed. Strategies for successful implementation of technology are explored, including the identification of barriers to implementation. The diffusion of technology from the organisational and social context of health care is assessed. This includes the characteristics of health organisations and technology and the ways in which innovative individuals and organisations facilitate the successful introduction of health technology.