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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)
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)
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)
" 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, Our research specifies the use quality construct in the context of a mission critical system deployment—namely, the(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)
We used person–job fit theory to examine the relationships between the match in IT developers' preferred and perceived actual role stress (role stress fit) with job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Self-esteem was considered as either a potential moderator or mediator of those relationships. Results from surveys completed by IT developers in 12(More)
BACKGROUND As they age, baby boomers (born 1946-1964) will have increasing medical needs and are likely to place large demand on health care resources. Consumer health technologies may help stem rising health care needs and costs by improving provider-to-patient communication, health monitoring, and information access and enabling self-care. Research has(More)