Factors affecting the adoption of telehealthcare in the United Kingdom: the policy context and the problem of evidence

May, Carl, Mort, Maggie, Mair, Frances and Finch, Tracy (2001) Factors affecting the adoption of telehealthcare in the United Kingdom: the policy context and the problem of evidence. Health Informatics Journal, 7 (3-4). pp. 131-134. ISSN 1460-4582

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/146045820100700304

Abstract

The adoption of telehealthcare in the United Kingdom has been slow and fragmented. This paper presents a structural explanation for this by contrasting contending themes in recent UK health policy. It is argued that the conflict between trends towards modernization and demands for evidence-based practice have made it difficult for a major policy agency to emerge that can sponsor service development, and so proponents of telehealthcare have been forced to situate their work within the domain of R&D. This has led to a fragmented field of practice characterized by short-term and small-scale projects.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Tracy Finch published as Tracy Williams.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Telemedicine, telehealthcare, health policy, modernization, evidence-base
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 15:41
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2017 15:41
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/32758

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