Home uterine monitoring: A case of telemedicine failure?

Awduron Sefydliadau
Math Erthygl
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)165-175
Nifer y tudalennau11
CyfnodolynHealth Informatics Journal
Dangosyddion eitem ddigidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - Medi 2010
Cysylltiad parhaol
Gweld graff cysylltiadau
Fformatau enwi


The aim of the article is to explore and explain some of the controversies around home uterine monitoring, using a socio-technical interaction networks (STIN) approach. A Cochrane systematic review identified 15 included studies. A critique of these studies, using the eight components of the STIN framework, illustrated very clearly the different assumptions made about the purpose of home uterine monitoring, and helped to explain the different outcomes. The final mapping stage suggested that systems architecture choices included that of the role of monitoring support, to complement patient education or to enhance education for provider and patient. A similar choice concerned the type and extent of patient—care-provider contacts to be used. Using the STIN framework provided a useful perspective on the telemedicine aspects of home uterine monitoring, providing value beyond the systematic review conclusions alone.