EXPLANATION OF EFFECTIVE FACTORS ON TELE-CARDIOLOGY ON THE BASIS OF EXPERIENCES OF PROVIDERS AND RECEIVERS OF SERVICE: QUALITATIVE STUDY
Somayeh Mostaghim, *Abbas Yazdanpanah and Mohammad Ali Babaee Baigi
Introduction: Nowadays cardiovascular diseases are considered as the main reasons of mortality in the world. Tele-cardiology is regarded as one of the ways in reducing the effects of heart diseases and reinforcing healthâ€™s chain and the relations between general practitioners and cardiologists. The purpose of this study is explanation of effective factor on Tele-cardiology on the basis of experiences of providers and receivers of service. Methodology: This qualitative study is related to analysis of traditional content which was performed through semi-structured interview 14 people of Tele-Cardiology Users that were chosen by targeted sampling. Information until reaching to complete saturation of data were collected and analyzing data were done by analysis of them. Findings: By analyzing data, 3 main themes, 13 categories and 27 sub categories have been acquired. The themes included â€œchancesâ€, â€œchallengesâ€ and â€œsolutions on promotion in using new technologyâ€. Conclusion: Findings of this paper have prepared better perception about barriers, chances and finally solution of promoting this system because of using experiences of telemedicine system users that can be good guidance for policymakers and involved people of health to planning for elimination of obstacles and advancement of goals related to qualityâ€™s correction of telemedicine services.
Keywords: telemedicine, Tele-consultation, Tele-cardiology, chance, challenge, analysis of qualitative content.
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