Clinicians' perception of using digital stethoscopes in telehealth platform: Queensland telehealth preliminary study

Soroush, Layla and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Gururajan, Raj (2010) Clinicians' perception of using digital stethoscopes in telehealth platform: Queensland telehealth preliminary study. In: 21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2010): Information Systems: Defining and Establishing a High Impact Discipline, 1-3 Dec 2010, Brisbane, Australia.

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Many developed countries including Australia became aware of the need for establishing telehealth systems in order to provide better services for patients located in remote and ruler areas. An interpretive research approach was adopted for this research as it can help to understand human thought and action in social and organisational contexts in this case the healthcare organisation. This study adopts observation as a qualitative research technique, to explore clinicians’ perception of using Digital stethoscope in Queensland telehealth domain. It was aimed to identify the issues that are associated to influence users' perceptions of the system. This research contributes to the existing knowledge of use of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The preliminary findings show that sound quality, usefulness and digital stethoscope's physical features may influence clinicians' usage of Digital stethoscopes in telehealth healthcare environment. Future research will concentrate exploring this aspect further through focus group and interview techniques regarding digital stethoscopes usage.

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Additional Information: © 2010 Soroush, Hafeez-Baig & Gururajan. The authors assign to ACIS and educational and nonprofit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to ACIS to publish this document in full in the Conference Papers and Proceedings. Those documents may be published on the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, in printed form, and on mirror sites on the World Wide Web. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 12:33
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 04:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: telehealth; digital stethoscope; telemedicine
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080301 Bioinformatics Software
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090303 Biomedical Instrumentation
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890201 Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)

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