Teledermatology : the case of telemedicine adoption and success in New Zealand

Al-Qirim, Nabeel 2003, Teledermatology : the case of telemedicine adoption and success in New Zealand, in Conference proceedings : 16th Bled eCommerce Conference "eTranformation" (June 9-11, 2003), Bled Electronic Commerce Conference, Bled, Slovenia, pp. 501-512.

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Title Teledermatology : the case of telemedicine adoption and success in New Zealand
Author(s) Al-Qirim, Nabeel
Conference name Bled eCommerce Conference (16th : 2003 : Bled, Slovenia)
Conference location Bled, Slovenia
Conference dates 9-11 Jun. 2003
Title of proceedings Conference proceedings : 16th Bled eCommerce Conference "eTranformation" (June 9-11, 2003)
Editor(s) Wigand, R. T.
Tan, Y. H.
Gricar, J.
Puciha, A.
Lunar, T.
Publication date 2003
Conference series Bled eCommerce Conference
Start page 501
End page 512
Publisher Bled Electronic Commerce Conference
Place of publication Bled, Slovenia
Summary Using a theoretical framework extracted from thetechnological innovation theories, this research attempts to explain factors influencing the adoption and diffusion of telemedicine utilising the video conferencing technology (TMVC) for dermatology within health Waikato (HW) in New Zealand. Findings indicate weak presence of critical assessment into technological innovation factors prior to TMVC adoption. Factors such as complexity, compatibility, and trialability were not assessed extensively by HW and could have hindered its adoption. TMVC was mainly assessed according to its relative advantage and cost effectiveness. This is essential but should consider other important factors explained in this research. The successful diffusion of TMVC in the case study relied on its economical benefit and on its effectiveness as a diagnostic tool. This research highlights the importance of the product champion factor on the successful adoption and diffusion of TMVC.
ISBN 961232154X
9789612321543
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 890106 Videoconference Services
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004986

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