Vuononvirta, Tiina et al, J Telemed Telecare, 15(6)
A telehealth network was established between seven health centres, the local university and the university hospital in the Oulu Arc Subregion in a rural area of northern Finland. During the period 2004-2007, the videophone network was used for different types of teleconsultation (orthopaedics, psychiatry, diabetes, rehabilitation), continuing education and various patient care and administrative meetings. Qualitative research with observation and interviews with 30 professionals (physicians, nurses, psychiatric nurses, physiotherapists) was carried out in early 2007 to find out health-care professionals’ attitudes toward telehealth and to see how the attitudes were connected to telehealth usage.
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Kijsanayotin, Boonchai et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78(6)
One of the most important factors for the success of health information technology (IT) implementation is users’ acceptance and use of that technology. Thailand has implemented the national universal healthcare program and has been restructuring the country’s health IT system to support it. However, there is no national data available regarding the acceptance and use of health IT in many healthcare facilities, including community health centers (CHCs). This study employed a modified Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) structural model, to understand factors that influence health IT adoption in community health centers in Thailand and to validate this extant IT adoption model in a developing country health care context.
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Göransson, Ola et al, Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008
The aim of this survey was to examine health care professional’s attitudes towards technology involving support from artificial intelligence (AI), robots and humanoids. Within 10-15 years, every third student has to choose occupation within the health care sector to obtain the current personal level, due to the aging population and retirement within the health service sector.
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