Gururajan, Raj and Moloney, Clint and Soar, Jeffrey (2005) Challenges for implementing wireless hand-held technology in health care: views from selected Queensland nurses. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 11 (Supplement 2). pp. 37-38. ISSN 1357-633X
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Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1258/135763305775124849
Many health-care providers in Australia are exploring the use of wireless technology to improve service delivery. It appears that the solutions so far have been dictated by the hardware vendors and that the business case is yet to drive the implementations. A focus group discussion was facilitated with eight senior management staff involved in health care in Western Australia. This resulted in a set of challenges, which were used to invite opinions from nursing staff in Queensland. A total of 31 interviews were conducted. The analysis returned a set of 63 themes, which were grouped. These groupings reflected the challenges as lack of user-friendly applications, unreliable technology, substandard testing, shortage of staff, concerns for security, reliance on technology, existing problems, work schedule, training, outdated health policy, coverage of wireless links, confidentiality and lack of awareness. The interviews clearly indicated the need for training and awareness procedures. The present study provides some of the information necessary to realize an enterprise-wide implementation of wireless technology.
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