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Acceptance factors of telemedicine technology by Moroccan health professionals: a qualitative study
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  • Mohammed Rouidi,
  • abdelmajid elouadi,
  • amine hamdoune,
  • khadija choujtani
Mohammed Rouidi
Ibn Tofail University

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abdelmajid elouadi
Ibn Tofail University
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amine hamdoune
Hassan 1st University Faculty of Science and Technology Settat
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khadija choujtani
Mohammed V University of Rabat
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Abstract: Background: Telemedicine can be used to meet several objectives: reduce the time needed to obtain a diagnosis, monitor patients at home, reduce the risk of intra-hospital infection, inform citizens and train health professionals. In Morocco, this technology is currently being tested. Objective: Health professionals are the main users of telemedicine systems, and their acceptance will contribute to the successful implementation of this technology. The objective of this study is to provide a better understanding of the issues surrounding the acceptance of telemedicine technology by Moroccan health professionals in the public sector, for a possible generalization of this technology in Morocco. Method: Following a literature review, we mobilized a modified version of the unified model of technology acceptance and use, to explain and understand the determinants of health professionals’ intention to accept telemedicine technology. In order to confirm the proposed model, a hybrid exploratory qualitative approach via the method of semi-directive interviews was used, with a sample of doctors and nurses who constitute, in our opinion, the main actors towards an acceptance of this technology within Moroccan hospitals
07 Jul 2022Submitted to Healthcare Technology Letters
12 Jul 2022Submission Checks Completed
12 Jul 2022Assigned to Editor
16 Jul 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
17 Aug 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
17 Aug 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Major
16 Sep 20221st Revision Received
22 Sep 2022Assigned to Editor
22 Sep 2022Submission Checks Completed
26 Sep 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
02 Nov 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 Nov 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Major
14 Jan 20232nd Revision Received
27 Jan 2023Submission Checks Completed
27 Jan 2023Assigned to Editor
29 Jan 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
13 Feb 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
21 Feb 2023Editorial Decision: Accept