The use of ICT for exchange of medical records in provision of health care services appears to be a viable option for enhancing the capacity of low income developing countries struggling with shortage of qualified medical personnel. This study seeks to gain a preliminary assessment of whether health professionals who work in the health facilities covered by the Ethio-Indian Telemedicine program have adopted and used the Telemedicine technology to enhance health care services. Among other things, the study also aims to understand the extent to which health professionals in the study area consider Telemedicine as a viable option for delivery of health care services. Survey will be conducted to gather information from users in the study area. The study is primarily informed by literature on Community of Practice, Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, and Case Study Research.
Hailemariam, Getachew; Negash, Solomon; and Musa, Philip F., "In search of Insights from Community of Practice and Use of Telemedicine in Low income Countries: The case of Ethiopia" (2010). AMCIS 2010 Proceedings. 276.