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An Investigation About Attitude Of Clinical Physicians In The Implementation Of Telemedicine Technology In TUMS Hospitals 2003-2004

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Author(s): Dargahi H

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 63;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 99;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: organizational culture | telemedicine

ABSTRACT
Background: This research have presented focuses upon the cultural side of managerial coordination and control as manifested in Telemedicine Technology. Specifically, the research seeks to analyze and determines the attitude of clinical physicians about the role of specific dimensions of organizational culture and organizational structure may have upon effective managerial coordination and control in Telemedicine Technology in TUMS hospitals. Materials and methods: We assessed the attitude of 82 clinical physicians in five randomly selected TUMS teaching hospitals in a mixed method of pooling Quantitative and Qualitative data using unstructured interview technique. Results: For successful telemedicine utilization, most of clinical physicians believed that we need organic organizations that have involved leadership, open and free communication of mistakes and success, desire to experiment with new ideas, support for continuing education, support for new things, clear rules to follow and acknowledge performance goals. Conclusion: The data indicate that organizational is most important to utilize successfur telemedicine technology.
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