The Integration of New Communication Technologies to Form Virtual Organizations: A Case Study of a Prison Telemedicine Program
Pacific Medical Technology Symposium (1998)
Aug. 17, 1998 to Aug. 20, 1998
Jeanine W. Turner , Georgetown University
Videoconferencing technologies can provide healthcare organizations with innovative ways to deliver clinical consultations. the prison environment is one application where telemedicine can create economic eficiencies. Unfortunately, many relationships cannot be built on a technical infrastructure alone. Eflective implementation of telemedicine technologies to create virtual clinics requires attention to the development of relationships among members of the telemedicine network. This paper describes some lessons learned from an 18 month case study of the implementation of telemedicine to connect an academic medical center to a prison hospital and a maximum securiry prison. The paper &scribes the construct of telecompetence, which is the objective implementation of telecommunications technologies to create virtual connections.
J. W. Turner, "The Integration of New Communication Technologies to Form Virtual Organizations: A Case Study of a Prison Telemedicine Program," Pacific Medical Technology Symposium(PACMEDTEK), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998, pp. 188.