Jean-Paul Fortin

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Physicians' acceptance of telemedicine constitutes a prerequisite for its diffusion on a national scale. Based upon the Theory of Interpersonal Behavior, this study was aimed at assessing the predictors of physicians' intention to use telemedicine in their clinical practice. All of the physicians involved in the RQTE, the extended provincial telemedicine(More)
Iron oxide colloidal nanomagnets generate heat when subjected to an alternating magnetic field. Their heating power, governed by the mechanisms of magnetic energy dissipation for single-domain particles (Brown and Néel relaxations), is highly sensitive to the crystal size, the material, and the solvent properties. This study was designed to distinguish(More)
BACKGROUND Electronic medical records (EMRs) have the potential to foster a safer, more effective and more efficient healthcare system. However, their implementation in primary care practice remains a challenge. OBJECTIVE This study aims at exploring factors that have influenced the successful implementation of an EMR system in a family medicine group(More)
Maghemite (gamma-Fe2O3) nanocrystals stable at neutral pH and in isotonic aqueous media were synthesized and encapsulated within large unilamellar vesicles of egg phosphatidylcholine (EPC) and distearoyl-SN-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[methoxy(poly(ethylene glycol))-2000] (DSPE-PEG(2000), 5 mol %), formed by film hydration coupled with sequential(More)
BACKGROUND Telehealth, as other information and communication technologies (ICTs) introduced to support the delivery of health care services, is considered as a means to answer many of the imperatives currently challenging health care systems. In Canada, many telehealth projects are taking place, mostly targeting rural, remote or isolated populations. So(More)
Over the last decades, development of home care services is an important component of ongoing health care systems reforms. However, their full integration into hospital or primary care services is still progressing slowly. It appears that telehomecare (THC) could help create networks of services between hospital and primary care providers. Even though their(More)
INTRODUCTION The availability of a medical workforce is a growing concern for rural and remote communities across Canada. In the last decade, various telehealth experiences have highlighted the potential impact of this technology on professional as well as organizational practices. But could telehealth be a strategy to attract and maintain physicians in(More)
BACKGROUND The availability of medical human resource supply is a growing concern for rural and remote communities in many countries. In the last decade, various telehealth experiences in Canada have highlighted the potential impact of this technology on professional practice. The purpose of this study was to explore physicians' and managers' perceptions(More)
The use of telehomecare has the potential to facilitate access to healthcare services for vulnerable populations. However, evidence on the implications of telehomecare on various aspects related to patients, healthcare professionals, organizations, and healthcare systems is still limited. Assessing the various effects of telehomecare for these different(More)
BACKGROUND E-health is increasingly valued for supporting: 1) access to quality health care services for all citizens; 2) information flow and exchange; 3) integrated health care services and 4) interprofessional collaboration. Nevertheless, several questions remain on the factors allowing an optimal integration of e-health in health care policies,(More)