Conceptualization of the Factors Affecting theQuality of Mobile Health Services of ActiveSMEs in Healthcare System

سال انتشار: 1393
نوع سند: مقاله ژورنالی
زبان: انگلیسی
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تاریخ نمایه سازی: 22 دی 1393

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Development of new technologies, particularly information technology (IT) has a great impact on the health care area and the quality of life style. ITadvancement and integration of the internet and digital technologies in mobile health (M-Health) platform has made the health care delivery, affordable andaccessible around the world through mobile phones. Although the m-Health has many benefits, it causes increasing concerns about improvement of theservice quality in this field. Improvement of the M-Health service quality has attracted much attention in the academic and practitioner communities in recentyears. However, empirical research in this area is not sufficiently adequate. This paper deals with identifying the factors affecting on m-health servicequality which is required by health clients in small and medium-sized enterprises in Iran. This study has been conducted via a qualitative approachwhich includes semi-structured interviews with 12 professionals and experts of the infor mation technology and e-health fields. Results have been demonstratedbased on the encoding method. Furthermore, the findings have been compared with other studies. As a result of this study, a new conceptual model for mhealth service quality has been developed. Finally, it is argued that the results of this study are applicable in organizations, which involve in e-health field toimprove the quality of mobile services for health


Mohammad Reza Meigounpoory

Assistant Professor, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Seyed Mojtaba Sajadi

Assistant Professor, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Iran Danehzan

M.A Student, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran