ERIC Number: EJ888696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
The Practice: An Analysis of the Factors Influencing the Training of Health Care Participants through Innovative Technology
Gattoni, Ali; Tenzek, Kelly E.
Communication Education, v59 n3 p263-273 Jul 2010
The aim of this paper is to develop a theoretical framework for understanding how new technologies become a part of culture and change our traditional images of health care and providers. Using the diffusion of innovations theory provides an understanding of how providers can adopt technology into practice. More specifically, this paper focuses on the adoption and diffusion of telemedicine. In order for physicians to develop competence in communicating with technology such as telemedicine, a closer evaluation of communication interventions is needed. This paper also examines the changes of technology on culture, as well as the problems that arise as changes occur and health care providers and patients try to adapt to the new technology. Finally, recommendations for integrating technology into existing medical education curriculum in order to develop telecompetence are discussed.
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Science and Society, Competence, Medical Services, Patients, Medical Education, Medical Students, Competency Based Education, Physicians, Communication Skills, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A