Digital technologies and information translucence in healthcare management: An institutional theory perspective for adopting electronic incidence reporting systems

Keywords: Digital technologies, Institutional theory, information translucence, healthcare management, electronic incidence reporting systems.


The purpose of this study was to provide an institutional theory perspective on the adoption of electronic IRS technology for healthcare management. This research employs institutional theory to investigate the adoption of electronic IRS for healthcare management. The study’s conceptual analysis demonstrates that coercive, normative, and imitative forces influence the adoption of electronic IRS for healthcare management. International healthcare regulations and standards reflect the presence of coercive forces. International healthcare societies and professional networks mirror normative forces. Imitative forces exert pressure on smaller enterprises and developing nations to adopt electronic IRS. This research contributes to the literature and theory by extending the application of institutional theory to the adoption of digital technologies such as the electronic IRS. In addition, the study has practical implications because it demonstrates the importance of digital technologies such as electronic IRS for information translucence and healthcare management. Small businesses in developing nations can learn from large businesses in developed nations to adopt electronic IRS for efficient and effective healthcare management.


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Author Biographies

Ibrahim Abdullah Alhamad, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Department of Management and Information Systems, College of Business Administration, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Harman Preet Singh, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Department of Management and Information Systems, College of Business Administration, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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Alhamad, I. A., & Singh, H. P. (2022). Digital technologies and information translucence in healthcare management: An institutional theory perspective for adopting electronic incidence reporting systems. Amazonia Investiga, 11(57), 30-38.