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Table 3 Overview of the theoretical frameworks used in the included studies

From: Implementing electronic health records in hospitals: a systematic literature review

Author Theoretical framework
Aarts et al. [21] Three theoretical aspects: 1) sociotechnical approach, 2) emergent change with an unpredictable outcome, and 3) “success” and “failure” are socially negotiated judgments and is determined by the fit between work processes and information technology.
Aarts & Berg [22] A model on success or failure of information systems with four variables: (1) information system, (2) support base, (3) medical work practices, and (4) hospital organization. Successful implementation of an information system (1) is defined as the capability to create a support base (2) for the change of (medical) work practices (3) induced by the system (4).
Ash et al. [23] None
Ash et al. [24] None
Boyer et al. [25] None
Cress-well et al. [26] Study draws on Actor-Network Theory, which helps to investigate how the centrally procured EHR has plays an active role in shaping social relationships.
Ford et al. [27] HIT adoption strategies: (1) Single-vendor strategy, (2) Best of Breed strategy, and (3) Best of Suite strategy.
Gastaldi et al. [28] The notion that the capability of any organization to create sustainable organizational value not only resides in the ownership of knowledge assets guaranteeing the present competitive advantage (knowledge exploitation), but also in the ability to understand and govern the continuous development of knowledge assets necessary to renew its organizational capabilities (knowledge exploitation).
Houser & Johnson [29] None
Jaana et al. [30] None
Katsma et al. [31] IT implementation success is determined by quality (relevance) times acceptation (participation). Relevance is defined as the degree to which the user expects that the IT system will solve his problems or help to realize his actually relevant goals. Participation of employees is perceived to increase their acceptation of the IT system. Effectiveness of participation is moderated by organizational receptiveness, individual ego development, and knowledge availability.
Ovretveit et al. [32] None
Poon et al. [33] None
Rivard et al. [34] A culture-based explanation of the level of difficulty of a CIS implementation, using an integration perspective (basic assumptions are shared among the members of the collective), a differentiation perspective (subgroups within a collective have inconsistent interpretations), and a fragmentation perspective (members within a collective sometimes manifest multiple interpretations, irrespective their subgroup).
Scott et al. [35] None
Simon et al. [36] None
Takian et al. [37] A sociotechnical framework as identified by Aarts et al. (2004), underscoring the emerging nature of change.
Ward et al. [38] None
Ward et al. [39] None
Weir et al. [19] None
Yoon-Flannery et al. [40] None