Factors Affecting the Adoption of Telemedicine in Rural Areas of Bangladesh

Rahman, Mohammed Sajedur and Hoque, Md. Rakibul (2018) Factors Affecting the Adoption of Telemedicine in Rural Areas of Bangladesh. AMERICAS CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS (AMCIS).

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Abstract

Access to affordable and quality healthcare has been a public outcry in recent years across the globe. The situation is worse in some poverty-stricken developing countries. With technological advancements, such as telemedicine, some hopes and lights in darkness has begun to emerge. Many are looking into telemedicine as a promising technology for taking healthcare services to remote areas. However, there challenges, specifically lack of users’ interest has been a major setup for successful diffusion of this technology in developing countries. Existing technology-adoption literature provides little understanding of technology adoption factors in developing countries’ social structure context. This study tries to fill this void by proposing a theoretical model with factors derived from multiple theories in Information Systems discipline. We empirically tested our model using a survey study of 274 participants. We identified several promoting and impeding factors for individuals’ intention to use telemedicine services in the context of developing countries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Informatics > Information System
Depositing User: staff repository 1
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 16:21
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 16:21
URI: http://repository.ittelkom-pwt.ac.id/id/eprint/4954

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