Enabling electronic medicine at Kiwicare : the case of video conferencing adoption for psychiatry in New Zealand

Al-Qirim, Nabeel 2002, Enabling electronic medicine at Kiwicare : the case of video conferencing adoption for psychiatry in New Zealand, in Cases on global IT applications and management: successes and pitfalls, Idea Group, Hershey, Pa., pp.185-202.


Title Enabling electronic medicine at Kiwicare : the case of video conferencing adoption for psychiatry in New Zealand
Author(s) Al-Qirim, Nabeel
Title of book Cases on global IT applications and management: successes and pitfalls
Editor(s) Tan, Felix B.
Publication date 2002
Chapter number 10
Total chapters 14
Start page 185
End page 202
Total pages 18
Publisher Idea Group
Place of Publication Hershey, Pa.
Keyword(s) bandwidth
health
help desk
hospital
information systems
information technology
innovation
IS projects
IT projects
medical
medicine
misdiagnosis
psychiatry
technology adoption
technology innovation
technology risks
telemedicin
telemedicine
Summary Telemedicine emerges as a viable solution to New Zealand health providers in reaching out to rural patients, in offering medical services and conducting administrative meetings and training. No research exists about adoption of telemedicine in New Zealand. The purpose of this case study was to explain factors influencing adoption of telemedicine utilizing video conferencing technology (TMVC) within a New Zealand hospital known as KiwiCare. Since TMVC is part of IT, tackling it from within technological innovation literature may assist in providing an insight into its adoption within KiwiCare and into the literature. Findings indicate weak presence of critical assessment into technological innovation factors prior to the adoption decision, thereby leading to its weak utilization. Factors like complexity, compatibility and trialability were not assessed extensively by KiwiCare and would have hindered TMVC adoption. TMVC was mainly assessed according to its relative advantage and to its cost effectiveness along with other facilitating and accelerating factors. This is essential but should be alongside technological and other influencing factors highlighted in the literature.
ISBN 1930708165
9781930708167
Language eng
Field of Research 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2002, Idea Group Publishing
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