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Titolo:
A qualitative study of the organizational consequences of telemedicine
Autore:
Aas, IHM;
Indirizzi:
Work Res Inst, N-0034 Oslo, Norway Work Res Inst Oslo Norway N-0034Work Res Inst, N-0034 Oslo, Norway
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE
fascicolo: 1, volume: 7, anno: 2001,
pagine: 18 - 26
SICI:
1357-633X(2001)7:1<18:AQSOTO>2.0.ZU;2-3
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; MEDICAL INFORMATICS; HEALTH-CARE; HOSPITALS; SERVICES;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
32
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Aas, IHM Work Res Inst, POB 8171, N-0034 Oslo, Norway Work Res Inst POB 8171 Oslo Norway N-0034 1, N-0034 Oslo, Norway
Citazione:
I.H.M. Aas, "A qualitative study of the organizational consequences of telemedicine", J TELEMED T, 7(1), 2001, pp. 18-26

Abstract

The organizational consequences of telemedicine have frequently been mentioned in the telemedicine community, but there are few empirical studies. A study was therefore carried out of what happens in organizations when telemedicine is implemented. Qualitative interviews were undertaken with 30 persons working in teledermatology, telepsychiatry, a telepathology frozen-section service and tele-otolaryngology. Almost all respondents reported numerous organizational changes, some important. Changes in work processes were the most common. Examples of the organizational consequences of telemedicinewere organizational restructuring, new organizational units, changed mechanisms for internal coordination, different flows of patients through the health-care system, improved coordination of care, new job descriptions, relocation of the place of work, employment of personnel living far away from the workplace, effects on employees not directly involved in telemedicine, sharing of experiences, minor staffing changes, clinical teamwork independent of co-location, administrative meetings arranged by telemedicine, merger of organizations independent of location, less travel by staff (and patients), a possible beneficial effect on the quality of care, and limited opposition to the adoption of the technology. Telemedicine may be important in the future organization of the disciplines studied and in health-care generally. The infrastructure of electronic networks may play an important role for organizations as the volume of telemedicine activity increases and economies of scale are realized.

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