Factors Effecting on Transferring Telemedicine in Developing Countries: The Case of Iran

Fariba Latifi, Alzahra University
Somayeh Alizadeh, Macquarie University


This research aimed at evaluating the effective factors on telemedicine technology transfer in developing countries. Theresearch explored in Iran as a developing country starting to practice telemedicine in recent years. In this survey aquestionnaire with 65 questions was drawn up and the statistical sample was selected from chiefs of Information Technologydepartments in three types of organizations: 1- medical schools, 2- hospitals, 3- information technology departments of Iran’sMinistry of Health. The findings of the study demonstrate the influence of technical and cultural factors on adoptingtelemedicine technology in Iran.