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A Conceptual Framework and Pilot Study for Examining Telemedicine Satisfaction Research

  • Robert GarciaEmail author
  • Olayele Adelakun
Patient Facing Systems

Abstract

Stakeholder satisfaction is often considered a key to the success of telemedicine systems. However, it can be difficult to understand and compare satisfaction evaluations because of variations in reporting and study designs. This research will contribute to the knowledge by developing a conceptual framework around key concepts that relate to understanding studies on telemedicine satisfaction. The framework is built based on a developmental review of the telemedicine and telehealth literature obtained from searches of PubMed and Google Scholar. Using a conceptual matrix, researchers have synthesized the results into a framework that includes: satisfaction dimensions, stakeholders, type of care, type of system, context and methodologies. This research expands these concepts by discussing attributes of each and tests the framework by conducting a pilot study that identifies the concepts in primary study sources. The results of the framework and the pilot study are reported.

Keywords

Telemedicine Telehealth Satisfaction Conceptual framework Review 

Notes

Funding

This research was funded through an internal university research council grant.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflicts of Interests

The authors declare no conflicts of interest with respect to this research, its authorship and/or publication of this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DePaul UniversityChicagoUSA

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