Review of Necessary Infrastructures to Telemedicine Implementation in Hospitals Affiliated with Zabol University of Medical Sciences

Ghasemi ravari, Z and Mehraeen, E and Bagheri, S and Karimi, M (2016) Review of Necessary Infrastructures to Telemedicine Implementation in Hospitals Affiliated with Zabol University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Paramedical Sciences & Rehabilitation, 5 (3). pp. 74-82.

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Abstract

Purpose: Nowadays, due to the importance of healthcare offering in remote areas substrates creation for cooperation, training and consulting in remote hospitals is essential. In the present study, the necessary infrastructure to telemedicine technology implementation in hospitals affiliated to Zabol University of Medical Sciences was performed in 2014. Methods: This study was a descriptive-analytical. The study population consisted of managers, all super specialist physician and officials for the IT department. The sample size was equal to the population size. The data collection tool was a standard questionnaire which its validity was examined by professors and experts in the HIT field and as well as its reliability was examined by using Cronbach's alpha (87). The statistical software was used to analyze the data. Results: Based on findings, insurance and reimbursement issues (85.4), the initial costs (82.3) and lack of technical staff (80.2) as the main barriers to infrastructure implementing telemedicine that for conquest be upon these issues, employees training, infrastructure funding, recruitment of technical staff, healthcare offer and surgery has been introduced as priorities of telemedicine technology application. Conclusion: Despite the good performance culture, the surveyed hospitals have not infrastructure for implementation of telemedicine technologies and therefore May not able to provide telemedicine services.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Paramedical Science and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: jpsr jpsr
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 14:22
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 14:22
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6144

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