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Understanding the implementation and integration of e-health services

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Carl May, Dr Tracy Finch


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We are conducting a multicentre, mixed methods study to examine the attitudes of health professionals to e-health in order to identify strategies to support increased uptake and utilization of e-health services. The first part of the work is a systematic literature review. After searching five electronic databases, a total of 66 review papers were identified which concerned barriers and facilitators to the implementation of e-health. Examination of the main themes from these reviews identified three major types of barriers/facilitators: (1) technology design factors, (2) health professional interactions, and (3) organizational factors. The utilization of e-health technologies by health-care professionals is complex, as demonstrated by the preliminary findings of the literature review.

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Author(s): Mair FS, May C, Finch T, Murray E, Anderson G, Sullivan F, O'Donnell C, Wallace P, Epstein O

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare

Year of Conference: 2007

Pages: S36-S37

ISSN: 1758-1109

Publisher: Royal Society of Medicine Press

URL: .http:/

DOI: 10.1258/135763307781645112

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