Mobile Telephony in Healthcare: Issues and Challenges

By Christina Fitch and Carl Adams.

Published by The Technology Collection

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The introduction of a new tool in any work environment affects the way this work is undertaken. Some of the ensuing changes are desired and foreseen, others are unforeseen and have a negative impact on the work they were introduced to support. This paper discusses some of the implications of the use of mobile telephones to support the organization and delivery of Community Healthcare.

Keywords: Community Healthcare, Mobile Telephones, Sociological and Organizational Aspects

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 7, pp.179-184. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.052MB).

Dr. Christina Fitch

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics, School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

Has a PhD in Health Informatics and Telemedicine and professional experience includes analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of systems for, amongst others, the UK National Health Service (NHS). Originally from the Netherlands, she has qualifications in business and human resource management and held management positions in industry and the NHS prior to joining the University.

Dr Carl Adams

Principal Lecturer, School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

Professional experience spans 12 years working in the computer industry as a Software Engineer, System Analyst and consultant before going into academia. He has a PhD from Southampton University covering Information Systems development.

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