Factors affecting the adoption of telemedicine - A multiple adopter perspective

Nir Menachemi, Darrell E. Burke, Douglas J. Ayers

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This paper utilizes the diffusion of innovation framework to discuss factors affecting adoption of telemedicine. Empirical and anecdotal findings are organized across five attributes affecting innovation adoption rates for the following four adopter groups: physicians, patients, hospital administrators, and payers. A discussion of the implications is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-632
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • diffusion of innovation
  • information technology
  • outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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