A qualitative evaluation of the effectiveness of videoconferencing to support the training of orthopaedic registrars

Scott, Annette and Gururajan, Raj and Moloney, Clint and Gururajan, Vijaya (2006) A qualitative evaluation of the effectiveness of videoconferencing to support the training of orthopaedic registrars. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 12 (Supple). pp. 69-70. ISSN 1357-633X


Videoconferencing has been used for the professional supervision of trainee orthopaedic registrars at the Toowoomba Hospital. We have conducted a qualitative evaluation of the perceptions of those involved. Six focus groups were held with doctors, nurses, patients and other healthcare administration staff. In total there were 12 staff involved and six patients. A qualitative analysis of the transcripts resulted in a set of determinants of the perceived effectiveness of the videoconferencing system. Some were positive and some were negative factors. For example, the participants expressed a view that a videoconferencing system was better than the previous system of communication, which was via a telephone or email. However, the participants felt that the system was limited by the technology employed. It appears that there was widespread approval for the use of videoconferencing for remote supervision of orthopaedic trainees. While the participants felt that this could yield benefits, the size of these benefits has yet to be determined.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Pre-print version of article, as made available here, differs in title from the Published version. Pre-print title: A qualitative evaluation of the effectiveness of video conferencing technology to support remote supervision of training orthopaedic registrars.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:59
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: teleconferencing; remote supervision; medical training
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100509 Video Communications
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1258/135763306779379969
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2221

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