The Challenge of Taking Baby Steps — Preliminary Insights into Telemedicine Adoption in Rwanda

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dc.contributor.author Nchise, A.C.,
dc.contributor.author Boateng, R.,
dc.contributor.author Mbarika, V.,
dc.contributor.author Saiba, E.
dc.contributor.author Johnson, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-23T10:23:33Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-16T10:55:07Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-23T10:23:33Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-16T10:55:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation The Challenge of Taking Baby Steps — Preliminary Insights into Telemedicine Adoption in Rwanda, Health Policy and Technology, 1(4), pp. 207-213 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/4435
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a case study on the adoption of telemedicine in Rwanda. Three key constructs which influence adoption and use of telemedicine technologies are theoretically reviewed and examined in these projects: technology readiness, organization readiness, and government readiness. The research examined the national telemedicine project which has been implemented in three hospitals. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews with stakeholders associated with the project and an in-depth review of related documentation and reports of the project. The study found that Rwanda has developed basic telemedicine capabilities in using video conferencing to enhance a participatory approach in teaching and facilitating continuous medical education and training. The findings suggest that the commitment of government to telemedicine, the strategic choice of using low-cost and less complex technologies, and strategic partnerships with educational and technology companies are factors which have influenced telemedicine implementation in Rwanda. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject telemedicine en_US
dc.subject Rwanda en_US
dc.subject teleconferencing en_US
dc.subject ehealth en_US
dc.title The Challenge of Taking Baby Steps — Preliminary Insights into Telemedicine Adoption in Rwanda en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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