Chronic diseases are one of the most common diseases that pertain to a large number of people. Most people suffer from one or more chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart failure, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and others. According to a recent statistic, 9% of Jordanian have at least one type of chronic disease; it is a high percentage for a country of limited resources. Chronic diseases are costly to manage; the cost is not only associated with the treatment alone but also to monitoring patients, healthcare professionals labor, and continuous lab testing. During the past few years, the world witnessed a significant increase in the number of mobile Health users. This increase also translated into an increase in using Telehealth services. This paper aims to conduct a systematic literature review of the different adoption factors of Telemedicine for chronic diseases. We provide an analysis and a synthesis of recently published research in the past ten years. We follow the methodological literature review proposed by Ramey and Rao to examine and extract related scholarly work. By providing a thematic analysis of relevant literature, we classify the current research into the main themes of the Telehealth in the chronic field. We also develop a taxonomy of positive and negative factors that influence Telehealth. We also highlight the main limitations and gaps in the literature to guide future research.
Al-Aiad, Ahmad; Mugdadi, Esraa; Alnsour, Yazan; and Alsharo, Mohammad, "The factors that impact the adoption and Usage of Telemedicine in Chronic Diseases: Systematic Review" (2020). AMCIS 2020 TREOs. 66.
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