Acceptance of Telemedical Consultations in Nursing Homes: First Insights & Outlook

Julia Offermann-van Heek, Anne Schaar, Jörg Brokmann, Martina Ziefle

Abstract

Rising numbers of older people and people in need of care pose tremendous challenges for care institutions. Due to a lack of medical personnel, residents of nursing homes (geriatric patients) are frequently hospitalized although it is not medically necessary and causes a deterioration of health in many cases. Telemedical consultations in nursing homes represent one approach to relief and support care personnel in emergency and medically uncertain situations aiming at a reduction of unnecessary hospitalizations of geriatric patients. For a successful implementation of these consultations and related innovative processes, the patients’ and as well as other stakeholders’ (caregivers, doctors, relatives) perspectives and acceptance are important. Thus, a systematic investigation and adjustment of the requirements is of immense importance. This paper introduces the Optimal@NRW approach for a cross-sectoral care structure that aims at an avoidance of unnecessary hospital admissions by implementing telemedical infrastructure in nursing homes. A first scenario-based acceptance evaluation of telemedical consultations provides insights into the people’s attitudes and allows to outline an acceptance research agenda as well as next steps within the project.

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in Harvard Style

Offermann-van Heek J., Schaar A., Brokmann J. and Ziefle M. (2021). Acceptance of Telemedical Consultations in Nursing Homes: First Insights & Outlook. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, ISBN 978-989-758-506-7, pages 36-45. DOI: 10.5220/0010444000360045


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ict4awe21,
author={Julia Offermann-van Heek and Anne Schaar and Jörg Brokmann and Martina Ziefle},
title={Acceptance of Telemedical Consultations in Nursing Homes: First Insights & Outlook},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,},
year={2021},
pages={36-45},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010444000360045},
isbn={978-989-758-506-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,
TI - Acceptance of Telemedical Consultations in Nursing Homes: First Insights & Outlook
SN - 978-989-758-506-7
AU - Offermann-van Heek J.
AU - Schaar A.
AU - Brokmann J.
AU - Ziefle M.
PY - 2021
SP - 36
EP - 45
DO - 10.5220/0010444000360045