Exploring trust-based service value chain framework in tele-healthcare services

Rung Wei Po, Fu Ren Lin, Bi Kun Chuang, Michael J. Shaw

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Abstract

Tele-heatlhcare services extending healthcare services from medical perspective of treatment and diagnosis to enhance holistic wellness of individuals, have been widely recognized by healthcare providers. This study explored the trust in the healthcare providers to generate the trust-based service value chain framework in tele-healthcare services. We report the results of survey from 1304 members of a district hospital in 7 villages in two townships of a county in the middle of Taiwan. Four motivations were identified from literature review in the study, which are the perception of tele-healthcare value, the perception of medical value, social influence, and effort expectancy. These motivators were used to predict the intention of using tele-healthcare services provided by the service provider. We employed trust as a mediator in this framework. From the statistical analysis, we obtain the following results: (1) the relationship between effort expectancy and intention to use is mediated by the trust in the service provider (2) Social influence insignificantly affects trust; however, it significantly affects the intention to use tele-healthcare services; (3) The perceived benefits and medical value are significantly mediated by calculation-based trust in the service provider. From these findings, we suggest that trust built is critical for service value co-creation stage in tele-healthcare services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013
Pages1327-1336
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2013
Event46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013 - Wailea, Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2013Jan 10 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityWailea, Maui, HI
Period1/7/131/10/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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