Why Some Health Professionals Adopt Elder Home Care Telemonitoring and Others Not?By Vincent, Claude; Reinharz, Daniel; Deaudelin, Isabelle; Garceau, Mathieu; Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 51-55
Publication Date: 2005
Study conducted to evaluate the reasons why some health care professionals adopt remote telemonitoring technology and others do not. Telemonitoring technology was installed in two health care sites in Quebec, Canada for a period of six months. The technology consisted of a telephone with hands-free two-way communication with a nurse. The system could be activated by a waterproof personal help button worn on a bracelet or neck chain, as the system was effective at distances of up to 100 meters. Four data sources were used to document telemonitoring adoption: (1) minutes of the workers’ training sessions, (2) forms used to register clients for the project at the public call center, (3) quarterly reports of the telemonitoring center that detailed the number of calls and the reason for and duration of calls from registered clients, and (4) a tape recording of a focus group with workers. The research indicated that the worker’s initial willingness to accept the new technology was the greatest indicator of acceptance or non-use of the technology. Implications for future research are discussed.
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Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
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