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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Access to affordable and quality healthcare has been a public outcry in recent years across the globe. The situation is worse in some poverty-stricken developing countries. With technological advancements, such as telemedicine, some hopes and lights in darkness has begun to emerge. Many are looking into telemedicine as a promising technology for taking healthcare services to remote areas. However, there challenges, specifically lack of users’ interest has been a major setup for successful diffusion of this technology in developing countries. Existing technology-adoption literature provides little understanding of technology adoption factors in developing countries’ social structure context. This study tries to fill this void by proposing a theoretical model with factors derived from multiple theories in Information Systems discipline. We empirically tested our model using a survey study of 274 participants. We identified several promoting and impeding factors for individuals’ intention to use telemedicine services in the context of developing countries.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Factors Affecting the Adoption of Telemedicine in Rural Areas of Bangladesh

Access to affordable and quality healthcare has been a public outcry in recent years across the globe. The situation is worse in some poverty-stricken developing countries. With technological advancements, such as telemedicine, some hopes and lights in darkness has begun to emerge. Many are looking into telemedicine as a promising technology for taking healthcare services to remote areas. However, there challenges, specifically lack of users’ interest has been a major setup for successful diffusion of this technology in developing countries. Existing technology-adoption literature provides little understanding of technology adoption factors in developing countries’ social structure context. This study tries to fill this void by proposing a theoretical model with factors derived from multiple theories in Information Systems discipline. We empirically tested our model using a survey study of 274 participants. We identified several promoting and impeding factors for individuals’ intention to use telemedicine services in the context of developing countries.