Digital Occupational Health Systems : What Do Employees Think about it?

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

A high rate of work-related accidents or diseases around the world not only threatens the health and wellbeing of employees, but also causes a considerable annual economic burden for organizations. One promising use of information technology would therefore be the management and prevention of occupational accidents and employee absenteeism. Although some companies are starting to introduce digital occupational health initiatives, there is scarce evidence about the inhibiting factors which may discourage the wide adoption of such systems in the workforce. This paper presents qualitative and quantitative data of an exploratory study, which delves into the perceptions of employees towards the use of digital occupational health systems. Our results show that employees are usually aware of the enhanced possibilities for managing and improving their health and wellbeing through such corporate initiatives. However, privacy concerns and the additional mental pressure caused by such systems, significantly diminishes an employee’s willingness to adopt them.

Authors Yassaee, Maedeh & Mettler, Tobias
Journal or Publication Title Information systems frontiers : ISF
Language English
Keywords Digital occupational health, Mixed methods, Sensor-based systems, Technology adoption
Subjects information management
Institute/School IWI - Institute of Information Management
HSG Classification contribution to practical use / society
Date 22 August 2017
Publisher Springer Science + Business Media
Place of Publication New York, NY
Number first online
Page Range 1-16
ISSN 1387-3326
ISSN-Digital 1572-9419
Publisher DOI 10.1007/s10796-017-9795-6
Depositing User Maedeh Yassaee
Date Deposited 05 Sep 2017 15:21
Last Modified 22 Nov 2017 11:21
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/251567

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Yassaee, Maedeh & Mettler, Tobias (2017) Digital Occupational Health Systems : What Do Employees Think about it? Information systems frontiers : ISF, (first online). 1-16. ISSN 1387-3326

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