Cynthia LeRouge

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Accounting for a patient’s emotional state is integral in medical care. Telehealth research attests to the challenge clinicians must overcome in assessing patient emotional state when modalities are limited (Pettinari and Jessopp, 2001). The extra effort involved in addressing this challenge requires attention, skill, and time. Large caseloads may not(More)
This study exemplifies the integration of IS behavioral science in the area of technology adoption and diffusion into the design science process. We first identify the computer-mediated paradox, as it exists in the tele-home health care setting. Specifically, we address the challenges of providing quality patient inclusive of affective assessment. From the(More)
Video conferencing is used increasingly in many telemedicine applications, including medical personnel education, peer consultation, patient education, and direct patient care. Advances in technology and changes in medical care delivery have enhanced the ability to develop effective telemedicine video conferencing systems. Measures of effectiveness for(More)
Training in some contexts has become a quasi-information systems department. A multi-case study highlights this link by investigating the organizational context, technology deployment strategy, and staffing strategy of four organizational training units. The argument is made that this environment provides a potential career path for new and experienced(More)
BACKGROUND Patients receiving mechanical ventilation are at high risk for pneumonia due to aspiration. Published guidelines recommend elevating the head of the bed 30 degrees to 45 degrees , if not contraindicated, to reduce risk, but this intervention is underused. OBJECTIVES To facilitate incorporating evidence-based practice by improving positioning of(More)
Physicians' use of the Internet to gather medical information has increased in recent years. Several studies have been conducted to explore the implications of this use on patient education, the physician-patient relationship, and diagnosis/decision making. In order to better understand the current and future implications of Internet use on patient care(More)
BACKGROUND "The graying of the globe" has resulted in exponential rise in health care expenses, over-worked health care professionals and a growing patient base suffering from multiple chronic diseases, one of which is diabetes. Consumer health technologies (CHT) are considered important catalysts for empowering health care consumers to take a proactive(More)
PURPOSE Service interactions between service providers and health care consumers happen daily in health care organizations, and can occur face-to-face or through mediating technology. We use the demanding and rich environment of telemedicine to better understand the nature of the real time service-encounter interactions among the human and technology actors(More)
“Simply saying that more use will yield more benefits without considering the nature of this use (and context) is clearly insufficient” [W.H. DeLone, E.R. McLean, The DeLone and McLean model of information system success: a ten-year update, Journal of Management Information Systems 19 (4) (2003) 9–30, p. 16]. Our research specifies the use quality construct(More)