Overall aim and research objectives
The overall aim of this project is to enhance the success rate of telemedicine implementation projects in rural parts of South Africa in order to contribute to the sustainable efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of public healthcare services and education within a rural context. The objectives of this study is firstly to determine why certain telemedicine projects in the Western and Eastern Cape has not (yet) been implemented successfully and secondly to learn from this in order to develop and apply business models that can be used to in the planning, implementation and evaluation of future projects.
Main research question
What are the determinants of successful telemedicine implementations within the context of rural Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa and how could the inclusion of these determinants be facilitated when implementing future telemedicine projects within rural context in South Africa?
Specific research objectives
1. Frame the determinants for the successful telemedicine implementation within context of a public rural health system, like South Africa’s.
2. Identify the prevalence or absence of these determinants with respect to the unsuccessful / not yet successful implementation of telemedicine technology in the Western and Eastern Cape.
3. Design business models to be used as input to future telemedicine projects in rural areas, contributing to the success thereof.
4. Assess the risks by current telemedicine projects and projects planned for the near future. Use these determinants of successful telemedicine implementation – as framed by the business models - to facilitate future project implementation.
The South African government is committed to providing basic healthcare to all South African citizens, of which about 50% is situated in rural areas... [continues]
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