Clinical users' perspective on telemonitoring of patients with long term conditions: Understood through concepts of Giddens's structuration theory & consequence of modernity

Urvashi Sharma, Julie Barnett, Malcolm Clarke

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Abstract

This study involves conducting focus group discussions with clinical users (nurses and technicians) prior to the launch of telehealth service in Nottingham, UK, to elicit their initial perceptions about the service. It describes the findings from preliminary phase of otherwise a larger longitudinal study. Using Giddens's concepts from structuration theory and consequence of modernity, we were able to acknowledge trust and sense of security as two very salient aspects that govern adoption of new technological innovation. Unattended, these aspects contribute to arousal of conflict and contradiction within a system. In order for successful telehealth implementations in health care setting, providers of the service, need to focus on ways in which clinical users' trust can be gained and sense of security can be promoted while using the telehealth service and technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedinfo 2010 -
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages545-549
Number of pages5
Volume160
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9781607505877
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press

Keywords

  • Structuration theory
  • Telemonitoring
  • User perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

Cite this

Sharma, U., Barnett, J., & Clarke, M. (2010). Clinical users' perspective on telemonitoring of patients with long term conditions: Understood through concepts of Giddens's structuration theory & consequence of modernity. In Medinfo 2010 - : Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics (PART 1 ed., Vol. 160, pp. 545-549). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-588-4-545