Understanding Factors Affecting Telemedicine Adoption of Vietnam’s Healthcare Organization in Preventing Pneumonia

  • 陳 英秀

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Pneumonia is one of the leading killers of children in Vietnam Pneumonia can be treated with antibiotics if symptoms are recognized early However across the region it is limited for the people who live in rural or remote areas to obtain simple life-saving interventions for pneumonia Telemedicine has been introduced to overcome distance so that people can get immediate access to medical knowledge and appropriate health care This study investigated factors influencing on telemedicine adoption process of healthcare organizations in Vietnam TOE framework was applied to conduct the necessary theoretical background in order to support for the development of relevant hypothesis The new construct named knowledge translation was also created to examine its effect to telemedicine adoption process especially at post-adoption level in term of pneumonia prevention A total of 301 validated responses were collected for the data analysis The results of this study employed that knowledge translation played the most crucial role in encouraging healthcare professionals to continue using telemedicine technology Besides the supports from top managers and government are also important if healthcare organizations want to implement telemedicine Moreover organizations will concern about whether telemedicine technology is easily used by their employees The contributions limitations and suggestions for future research of this study were all discussed
Date of Award2014 Aug 9
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorJeng-Chung Chen (Supervisor)

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