Implementing telemedicine services in northern Norway: barriers and facilitators.

  title={Implementing telemedicine services in northern Norway: barriers and facilitators.},
  author={Frank Larsen and E Gjerdrum and Aud Obstfelder and L Lundvoll},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  volume={9 Suppl 1},
Telemedicine is not simply a technology - it also involves processes. The use of telemedicine is influenced by many factors. Our intention was to examine what conditions promote the use of telemedicine between general practitioners (GPs) and hospitals. Qualitative interviews were undertaken with 16 GPs in northern Norway. The extent to which GPs were using the services was limited, although some used them fairly frequently. The most widely used service was teledermatology. The GPs saw… CONTINUE READING

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