Health Care Providers Style May Impact Acceptance of Telemonitoring

Jennifer L. Pecina, Kristin S. Vickers, Dawn M. Finnie, Julie C. Hathaway, Paul Y Takahashi, Gregory J. Hanson

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Abstract

Health care provider's acceptance of telemonitoring is pivotal for implementation. The aim of this study was to determine provider's feelings about telemonitoring using a qualitative method. In regard to method, we interviewed physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses to explore their attitudes toward telemonitoring. Thematic and content analysis strategies were used to identify core concepts and develop categories for coding interview data. Results reveal that providers view telemonitoring as most appropriate for specific types of patients, especially older patients with chronic medical conditions. Telemonitoring offers reassurance to patients and providers. Some providers expressed concerns about excessive information that at times may not be clinically useful. In conclusion, home telemonitoring provides reassurance to patients and health care providers. Taking provider preferences into consideration when implementing telemonitoring may improve provider acceptance of this form of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-282
Number of pages7
JournalHome Health Care Management and Practice
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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Keywords

  • home telecare
  • home telemonitoring
  • tele-home care
  • telemedicine
  • telemonitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Leadership and Management

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