CHAMPIONING TELEMEDICINE IN NEW ZEALAND: THE CASE OF UTILIZING VIDEO CONFERENCING IN PSYCHIATRY AND DERMATOLOGY

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Abstract

This research explores the factors that could influence telemedicine success in two hospitals involved in a rural setting in New Zealand. Findings from the cases revealed that telemedicine utilising the video conferencing technology (TMVC) was adopted based on its cost-benefit to the hospitals. This is necessary but considering the impact of other factors, specifically the compatibility factor could have made the adoption decision more effective earlier on. The administration manager was the primary instigator of TMVC in psychiatry in one of the hospitals, whereas in the other hospital it was the dermatologist. Therefore, this research emphasises the importance of the tight coupling between the roles of both the management and the clinical champions for TMVC to succeed in New Zealand. However, the research results suggest the limited use of the technology in the cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages851-859
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2003 - Tampa, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2003Aug 6 2003

Conference

Conference9th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTampa
Period8/4/038/6/03

Keywords

  • New Zealand
  • Telemedicine
  • dermatology
  • product champion
  • psychiatry
  • rural patients
  • video conferencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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