The Influence of Infrastructural Investment on Adoption of ICT in Health Information System: A Case of Sub County Referral Hospitals in Nakuru County, Kenya

Samuel Kibugi Githiomi, Lilian Wambui Muiruri, Ben Onyango-Osuga


The use of Information Communication Technology is essential in overcoming the challenges of inadequate health workers and low quality of service delivery. This study was an effort to strengthen the Health Management Information Systems pillar by seeking to assess the adoption of ICT in Health Systems in Nakuru County. The overall objective for this study was to assess the adoption of ICT in health information systems. For the purpose of this paper the researcher has focused on establishing the influence of infrastructural investment on adoption of ICT in HIS. The study employed cross-sectional design with a deductive approach. The target population was 534 made of medical personnel drawn from the sub-county Hospitals within Nakuru County out of which a sample of 98 respondents was used in the study. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaires with questions based on five points Likert Scale which required the respondents to indicate their level of agreement with the statements. The data was analyzed and descriptive statistics used to summarize the responses into frequencies and percentages. The findings were presented in bar graphs with descriptive narratives. The results showed that Lack of adequate ICT infrastructure has hampered ICT adoption in public hospitals in Nakuru County. The study recommends improvement of ICT infrastructure. The County Health Ministry should also support ICT adoption in the public hospitals by allocating adequate funds for this purpose.

Keywords: Adoption of ICT, Health Information Systems, ICT Infrastructure

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