Learning through Telemedicine Networks: The Case Study of a Wound Care Network

Liqiong Deng, Marshall Scott Poole, Cynthia Scheideman-Miller, Houghton Brown

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This study considers telemedicine as an IT-enabled integrated health care network that supports collaboration and learning for knowledge creation, acquisition, transfer and sharing among health care parties. It employs a case study methodology to investigate the nature of telemedicine network, technology characteristics, use of technology and quality of inter-practitioner interactions in relation to the occurrence, nature and content of learning processes as well as the health care delivery outcomes within a wound care network in a Midwestern USA state. We conducted 12 open-ended interviews with the medical practitioners and administrators who participate in that wound care network. Based on the findings from this study, we build a grounded theory of the learning processes that occur within telemedicine networks. The grounded theory provides understanding about how effective learning can be fostered in a telemedicine network and how it contributes to the highquality health care and telemedicine effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2004 - New York, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2004Aug 8 2004


Conference10th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


  • Telemedicine network
  • effectiveness
  • interaction
  • learning
  • learning communities
  • quality of healthcare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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