Effects of mobile video-mediated communication for health care professionals in advanced home care of children
2014 (English)In: 27th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems: 27–29 May 2014 New York, New York : proceedings, Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society, 2014, 363-368 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we explore the use of a mobile video-conferencing tool (MVCT) in advanced home care of children. We present the results from a qualitative study where we have evaluated mobile video communication between the patient's home and the hospital unit. Our results show that mobile video enhances communication between home care teams and medical staff at the unit, makes more effective use of practitioners' time and that the equipment have additional values for staff that extend beyond video communication. Challenges identified are related to technical problems, limitations in the MVCT's design and the concern that the inability to handle problems may affect health care professionals' role as an authority. The benefits of the MVCT rely to a great extent on individual users' creativity and the willingness of key actors in the organization's management to find ways of improving the present home care format.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society, 2014. 363-368 p.
IEEE Symposium on Computer - Based Medical Systems. Proceedings, ISSN 1063-7125
home care, mobile communication, pediatrics
Media and Communication Technology Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25147DOI: 10.1109/CBMS.2014.13ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84907418186ISBN: 978-147994435-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-25147DiVA: diva2:771960
27th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2014; New York, NY; United States; May 27-29, 2014.