International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications / 2015 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Willingness to Adopt Telemedicine in Major Iraqi Hospitals: A Pilot Study

Table 5

Part 3: individual characteristic.

Strongly disagree DisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree

Pri1: being concerned about patient privacy is important.
Pri2: we have to keep the privacy of patients.
Pri3: telemedicine is not private and confidential.
Cul1: applying telemedicine will be negatively affected by culture and religion issues.
Cul2: social issues (culture and religion) have a potential effect on applying telemedicine.
Cul3: our culture and social norms refuse the use of telemedicine.
ATT1: I trust technology to work.
ATT2: I am happy using ICT/the Internet for patient care.
ATT3: general comfort exists in using ICT/Internet to store, retrieve, and communicate patient information with other health institutions.
Ben1: telemedicine enhances collaboration in the public sector.
Ben2: telemedicine improves the healthcare service quality in Iraq.
Ben3: telemedicine reduces cost in overall healthcare expenses.
Ben4: telemedicine improves efficiency and resource utilization.
Ben5: telemedicine improves access to healthcare services and care delivery, especially for people in rural and remote communities.