H2: Physicians' innovativeness in IT is positively related to the discretionary FPIS use.
In the present study, physicians' perceived value for patient care was identified as the consequence of the discretionary use of FPIS and defined as the benefits of the FPIS to patients and patient care.
H4: Discretionary FPIS use is positively related to physicians' perceived value for patient care.
The FPIS program began as a pilot implementation in Duzce province in 2005, and was operational in 33 of Turkey's 81 provinces as of June 2009 (Yasar 2011).
Physicians' discretionary FPIS use was defined as the use of an FPIS-based feature on a voluntary basis and measurement was based on prior literature and interviews with physicians.
Results from the structural model reported in Figure 2 show that physicians' computer self-efficacy was positively related to physicians' discretionary FPIS use ([beta] = .
To determine whether physicians' innovativeness in IT has any indirect impact on physicians' discretionary FPIS use, we used a procedure suggested by Baron and Kenny (1986) to test whether physicians' computer self-efficacy mediates the relationship between physicians' innovativeness in IT and physicians' discretionary FPIS use.
The FPIS constitute one of the main components of transforming healthcare in Turkey.
In the present study, we proposed that family physicians' discretionary FPIS use would be influenced by physicians' computer self-efficacy.
According to the present study's findings, physicians' innovativeness in IT does not have a significant impact on physicians' discretionary FPIS use.
Notably, the actual value for patient care that FPIS create may differ from the value the physicians perceive.
The present study investigated whether IT-related behavioural characteristics (computer self-efficacy and innovativeness in IT) affect physicians' discretionary use of FPIS, and whether physicians' discretionary use of FPIS positively influences value for patient care created by FPIS.