The role of human factors in telehealth

George Demiris, Neil Charness, Elizabeth Krupinski, David Ben-Arieh, Karla Washington, John Wu, Bonne Farberow

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the field of human factors (HFs) and its role in telehealth. We discuss HF concepts and methodologies that affect the design, implementation, and evaluation of telehealth applications and provide examples from numerous application areas that highlight the significance of HF principles and methodologies. We also provide recommendations for inclusion of HFs in telehealth system design and evaluation, and discuss resulting implications for system designers, practitioners, vendors, and policy makers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-453
Number of pages8
JournalTelemedicine and e-Health
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • E-health
  • Technology
  • Telehealth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Demiris, G., Charness, N., Krupinski, E., Ben-Arieh, D., Washington, K., Wu, J., & Farberow, B. (2010). The role of human factors in telehealth. Telemedicine and e-Health, 16(4), 446-453. https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2009.0114