Potential of telemedicine: A preliminary evaluation through the innovation diffusion lens

Bardo Fraunholz, Chandana Unnithan

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With the rapid diffusion of innovative technologies in the healthcare industry, the potential of telemedicine has increasingly come into focus. Touted as a catalyst for an equitable healthcare framework among nations, research is wide and one spotlight is on the potential of this innovation to diffuse among the wider society. In this paper, we attempt a preliminary evaluation of the potential of telemedicine through the components of [Diffusion of Innovations (4th ed.). N-Y: The Free Press] diffusion of innovations theoretical lens, drawing also as relevant from reported literature. We expect that this preliminary evaluation will facilitate further academic research and make other stakeholders, such as regulators, medical practitioners, telecommunication providers and vendors, aware of potential steps to be taken to leverage telemedicine diffusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-332
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Critical care telemetry
  • Diffusion of innovation
  • Telemedicine


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