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Model for the adoption of telemedicine in Sri Lanka

Model for the adoption of telemedicine in Sri Lanka
Model for the adoption of telemedicine in Sri Lanka
We report the results of the study that explored the factors characterizing the introduction of telemedicine to the rural areas of Sri Lanka. A model was developed from the analysis of the literature, expert review, and a field study conducted in three districts of Sri Lanka, which involved clinicians, hospital staff, and the general public from both rural and urban areas. Health ministry officials, medical directors, and consultants from urban areas were also consulted. Quantitative data from the questionnaires, and qualitative data from the interviews, were analyzed to investigate the impact on culture, technology, and infrastructure when adopting a telemedicine system in rural areas of Sri Lanka. The TeleMedicine in Sri Lanka (TMSL) model is presented, which expresses the factors that hinder the acceptance of telemedicine in Sri Lanka. The key findings are that an understanding of the culture of Sri Lanka and additional computing skills are essential when implementing a telemedicine system in the rural areas of the country.
2158-2440
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Jayasinghe, Dayani
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Crowder, Richard
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Wills, Gary
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Jayasinghe, Dayani
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Crowder, Richard
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Jayasinghe, Dayani, Crowder, Richard and Wills, Gary (2016) Model for the adoption of telemedicine in Sri Lanka. SAGE Open, 1-14. (doi:10.1177/2158244016668565).

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We report the results of the study that explored the factors characterizing the introduction of telemedicine to the rural areas of Sri Lanka. A model was developed from the analysis of the literature, expert review, and a field study conducted in three districts of Sri Lanka, which involved clinicians, hospital staff, and the general public from both rural and urban areas. Health ministry officials, medical directors, and consultants from urban areas were also consulted. Quantitative data from the questionnaires, and qualitative data from the interviews, were analyzed to investigate the impact on culture, technology, and infrastructure when adopting a telemedicine system in rural areas of Sri Lanka. The TeleMedicine in Sri Lanka (TMSL) model is presented, which expresses the factors that hinder the acceptance of telemedicine in Sri Lanka. The key findings are that an understanding of the culture of Sri Lanka and additional computing skills are essential when implementing a telemedicine system in the rural areas of the country.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 August 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 15 September 2016
Published date: 15 September 2016
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 399604
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/399604
ISSN: 2158-2440
PURE UUID: 0be63ada-3370-42d4-8754-9f957836e5d5
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 05 Sep 2016 08:22
Last modified: 08 Oct 2020 04:14

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Author: Dayani Jayasinghe
Author: Richard Crowder
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD

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