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Authors: Carla Pereira 1 ; Ana Ferreira 1 and Luis Antunes 2

Affiliations: 1 Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal ; 2 Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-8425-34-8

Keyword(s): Teleradiology, Telemedicine, Applications of teleradiology, Focus groups.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Biomedical Engineering ; Health Information Systems ; Telemedicine

Abstract: Teleradiology is the acquisition and transmission of radiologic images and respective diagnosis from a different location where the patient performed the exam. A teleradiology system was implemented in the ACES Alto Trás-os-Montes I Nordeste, in the Northeast of Portugal in 2008, aiming to overcome the shortage of this healthcare resource and expertise in the region. The main objective of this paper is to assess users’ satisfaction with the use of the teleradiology system presented above and investigate the main changes and impact that this system had for the patients and healthcare professionals involved in the process. Focus groups were applied and allowed to ascertaining the users’ perspectives regard the system. The main characteristic of the participants was that they used the system to perform their work on a daily basis or they benefited from its use. A focus group was performed for each of the three categories: Radiology Technicians, Primary Care Physicians and Patients, and t hey lasted one hour on average. Both healthcare professionals and patients have benefited with the introduction of the teleradiology system. The methodology applied allowed to better explore why it is so for each different group and for the various aspects of the system. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Pereira, C.; Ferreira, A. and Antunes, L. (2011). EVALUATION OF A TELERADIOLOGY SYSTEM - Impact and User Satisfaction.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 295-302. DOI: 10.5220/0003165702950302

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author={Carla Pereira. and Ana Ferreira. and Luis Antunes.},
title={EVALUATION OF A TELERADIOLOGY SYSTEM - Impact and User Satisfaction},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={295-302},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003165702950302},
isbn={978-989-8425-34-8},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - EVALUATION OF A TELERADIOLOGY SYSTEM - Impact and User Satisfaction
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - Pereira, C.
AU - Ferreira, A.
AU - Antunes, L.
PY - 2011
SP - 295
EP - 302
DO - 10.5220/0003165702950302

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