Methodologies for assessing telemedicine: A systematic review of reviews

Anne G. Ekeland, Alison Bowes, Signe Flottorp
2012 International Journal of Medical Informatics  
University Hospital of Tromsø Norway anne.granstrom.ekeland@telemed.no www.telemed.no tel +47 952 66791 email addresses: Alison Bowes: a.m.bowes@stir.ac.uk Signe Flottorp: Signe.Flottorp@kunnskapssenteret.no Keywords: telemedicine; telecare; systematic review, evaluation and assessment methodologies politically driven action research and formative research aimed at collaboration to ensure capacity for improvement of services in natural settings. Conclusions Larger and more rigorous studies are
more » ... rucial for the production of evidence of effectiveness of unambiguous telemedicine services for pre defined outcome measures. Summative methodologies acknowledging telemedicine as complex innovations and outcomes as partly contingent on values, meanings and contexts are also important. So are formative, naturalistic methodologies that acknowledge telemedicine as ongoing collaborative achievements and engage with stakeholders, including patients to produce and conceptualise new and effective telemedicine innovations.
doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2011.10.009 pmid:22104370 fatcat:s3mbczpbcne5rfj7274fjxygxq