Factors affecting the adoption of telemedicine: A three-country empirical investigation

Parand Mansouri-Rad, University of Texas at El Paso


Telemedicine improves access to information and healthcare services. Not only more cost effective and more efficient method of providing health care than the traditional methods, telemedicine is the most convenient method of delivering healthcare. However, the adoption of telemedicine has been challenging. The purpose of this dissertation is to find the barriers to adoption of telemedicine. Using data from Brazil, Taiwan, and the United States, the present research investigates the influence of culture on telemedicine adoption and patient information privacy, security, and policy. It also examines the impact of information security, privacy, and policy on telemedicine adoption. Using Structural Equation Modeling, I find support for most of my hypotheses.

Subject Area

Management|Medicine|Information science|Health care management

Recommended Citation

Mansouri-Rad, Parand, "Factors affecting the adoption of telemedicine: A three-country empirical investigation" (2012). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI3552252.