Development of Implementation Strategies for u-Health Services Based on the Healthcare Professionals' Experiences
- Kim, Jeongeun; Kim, Sukwha; Kim, Heechan; Kim, Kyungwhan; Yang, Sukchul; Shin, Yoonju
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- MARY ANN LIEBERT INC
- TELEMEDICINE JOURNAL AND E-HEALTH Vol.17 No.2, pp. 80-87
- Objectives: The study develops strategies for implementing ubiquitous healthcare (u-health) based on previous experiences of the healthcare professionals. Materials and Methods: Qualitative content analysis, one of qualitative research methods, was used on in-depth interviews conducted between July 21 and October 4, 2009, with 11 healthcare professionals including medical doctors and community healthcare specialist nurses who have previously provided u-health services. Results: Four primary subjects were addressed: (1) subjective experiences on the usability, (2) the expectations, (3) the business prospects, and (4) the prerequisites for the success of u-health market. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, desirable u-health services from the perspective of healthcare professionals were proposed.
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