• ActiveTeen : a mobile social networking mapping and gaming application 

      Ruba, Wael Abdulhafeeth (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-12-15)
      Using mobiles for health related purposes have been studied for a while and new concepts such as mhealth have been introduced. The latter is believed to have a great potential in taking health related applications to a higher level especially with the introduction of a high-tech mobile phones called “smartphones”. This research presents different aspects of mobile’s potentials that have been employed ...
    • Applications of telemedicine in dentistry. Review of literature 

      Elmokadem, Mohamed Said Elsayed (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-08-14)
      The aim of this study was to review the different papers and articles that discuss applications of telemedicine in the dental field. This study is qualitative narrative review of literature Research of teledentistry literature was conducted in order to identify the relevant articles. The research focused on the electronic database of US National library of medicine .National institute of health ...
    • Assessing and improving EHRs data quality through a socio-technical approach 

      Darko-Yawson, Samuel (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-14)
      The implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in developing countries is considered a means for improved data quality and high quality care. However, existing research, indicate that EHRs have recorded greater quantity of bad data instead of improving the quality of data. The reasons for this is not exactly clear. Accordingly, this paper takes a broader socio-technical approach to explore ...
    • Assessing the use of smartphones among health professionals in Ghana: A case study 37 Military Hospital 

      Osei-Bonsu, Felix (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-14)
      Background: Mobile phone has been one of the most technologically ubiquitous influences over the past decade. Mobile phone use has changed from a perceived item of luxury to an everyday necessity for many people. Given the widespread availability of mobile technology, there is increasing interest in the potential of interventions utilising these technologies to enhance medical treatment. Smartphones ...
    • Assessing the use of the Internet for health purposes among students at the University of Ghana 

      Kwabia, Eric (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-14)
      The Internet, given its availability and affordability, is increasingly being used for different purposes, including health-related purposes. In this context, the Internet serves as a medium for people to interact frequently with the health care professionals, access health information online, and form and participate in online support groups. Yet, the extant literature has focused mostly on the use ...
    • Between the tacit and the explicit: ICT as a facilitator for knowledge creation and learning in physiotherapy education 

      Nilsen, Olav (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-06-16)
      It is a national aim to increase the pedagogical utilization of ICT in higher education and to use ICT to promote learning and innovation. E-learning tools and projects are prime examples for meeting this aim. Much research in this area seems to focus on economical, organizational and user satisfaction issues. Less is focusing on which type of knowledge the tools represent, and it seems to be a ...
    • Cardiac patients’ willingness to use tele-health for cardiac rehabilitation and institutional readiness to adopt telemedicine in Sahid Gangalal National Heart Centre (SGNHC), Nepal 

      Bhandari, Anita (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-15)
      It is a cross sectional study conducted in Sahid Gangalal National Heart Centre (SGNHC) of Nepal, among 80 cardiac patients who are 18 years and above. The main objective of the study is to study the willingness of the cardiac patients for tele-cardiac rehabilitation and to study the readiness of study institution for telehealth/e-health in general. Data were analysed using the Statistical Package ...
    • Challenges and Impact of Transforming Paper-Based Nursing Documentation into Electronic Form: A Study in Nepal 

      Shrestha, Priyanka (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-18)
      The healthcare sector is a very delicate sector which faces issues surrounding quality, safety, efficiency, cost, and access to health care services. The nurses have a huge responsibility to maintain quality documentation and they are struggling in doing so especially when they are still using paper-based nursing documentation. The transformation of paper-based nursing documentation into electronic ...
    • Challenges faced by telemedicine in Africa : case study from Cameroon 

      Alobwede, Sinclair Njikang (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-05)
      Telemedicine implementation in Africa is increasingly becoming am important topic of discussion; in and out of Africa, investigated, and implemented, yet the term lacks conceptual clarity and definition to health workers within the African continent itself. The primary purpose was to examine perceived susceptibility, some common barriers, and self-efficacy associated with the implementation put in ...
    • The challenges, problems and strategies of electronic medical record implementation : a case study of an eye hospital from India 

      Syed Abdul, Shabbir (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-05-15)
      Interpretive research study was designed to answer the following research questions: 1) what are the different interests and expectations of managers and health staff and how they should be aligned in order to adopt an EMR system? 2) What are the challenges of the managers and problems faced by the end-users while transitioning their practice from paper to PC? 3) What are the strategies adopted by ...
    • Comparative study on system requirements and success factors of telemedicine solutions in resource-poor settings 

      Dawson, Joanna Adobea (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-06-01)
      Rationale: Attempts to successfully develop telemedicine solutions by specifying the require-ments and critical success factors of these solutions are on-going in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries as a means of improving access to high-quality healthcare. European Space Agency (ESA) (Dario et al. 2005) have explored the challenges and benefits of telemedicine solutions in these regions in the domains ...
    • A context-sensitive framework for mobile terminals for assisting Type 2 diabetes patients 

      Chomutare, Taridzo Fred (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-06-10)
      PURPOSE The aim of this research is to develop a mobile-based framework for using context information to create an intelligent environment within which applications for diabetes self-management operate. MOTIVATION Mobile applications are emerging as a preferred method for diabetes self-management. This increases the number of interruptions that the patient will get from the phone and can easily ...
    • Coordinating resources in hospital : complex workflow 

      Enerlan-Aas, Gloria (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-05-15)
      This paper attempts to provide an understanding of the intricacies in surgical operation planning and coordination; it followed the pre and post-implementation of DIPS ASA ─ an electronic surgical module introduced at UNN, Tromsø. Organizations are opting to grasp the promised benefits of IT. However, studies in past have showed that introduction of IT in large organisations are seemingly deemed ...
    • Current situation and future opportunity of telemedicine in Bangladesh 

      Kalam, Abul (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-08-15)
      Developing countries are leisurely adopter of new technologies, particularly with regards to the health services of these countries. This study explores the current health information infrastructure and future prospects of information and communication technology in health system of Bangladesh using an interpretative case study approach and proposes apply Telemedicine system to ensure health for ...
    • Design of a location–based Ascom/trixbox prototype for context-sensitive communication system in hospitals 

      Ravuri, Ashok Babu (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-09-23)
      This Master thesis is based on an ongoing project work titled ―Context-Sensitive systems for mobile communication in hospitals‖ at Norwegian Centre for Integrated care and Telemedicine (NST), University Hospital of North Norway (UNN). The project group is working on context-sensitive communication in hospitals based on Ascom/trixbox experimental (ATE) platform. The ATE based protocol system ...
    • “Diabetes care”: Providing advanced representation of mobile diabetes diary data to general practitioner 

      Livitckaia, Kristina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-07-18)
      Purpose The purpose of the research is to develop an application that will support diabetes management in general practice. The research solution was implied to allow general practitioner to see advanced represented data that was measured and recorded into mobile diabetes diary by patients with diabetes. Motivation The development of mHealth applications for patients with diabetes has large ...
    • Digital dannelse -et bidrag til forståelse av en kompleks utfordring i skolen 

      Kristoffersen, Marius Hals (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-12-15)
      Denne oppgaven omhandler temaet digital dannelse. Oppgaven har to hovedhensikter: Det ene er å bidra til et økt fokus på temaet, og det andre er å være et bidrag i seg selv, som kan etterprøves for deretter enten å videreutvikles, aksepteres eller forkastes. Oppgaven bygger blant annet på et syn om at digital dannelse må være noe mer og/eller annet enn regler og normer for skikk og bruk på nettet, ...
    • E-learning and teledermatology: Are web-based images good enough for learning? 

      Afroj, Shamima (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-06-26)
      The purpose of this study is to review different papers that discuss about e-learning and teledermatology and how web based images are helping in diagnose and treatment of dermatological problems. This study is a qualitative chronicle literature review of teledermatology and e learning to evaluate the current situation of teledermatology to solve skin related problems and how modern technologies are ...
    • Electronic communication across organizational borders in healthcare: an empirical study 

      Nicolaisen, Kristian; Berg, Kristian (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-13)
      This empirical study of the national message exchange system is aimed to serve as a partial evaluation within a local context, based on user experiences. A qualitative method based on semi-structured, open-ended interviews with clinical system users at the University Hospital of Northern-Norway and in the healthcare service of the Municipality of Tromsø, combined with informal meetings with project ...
    • Electronic communication across organizational borders in healthcare: an empirical study 

      Berg, Kristian; Nicolaisen, Kristian (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-13)
      This empirical study of the national message exchange system is aimed to serve as a partial evaluation within a local context, based on user experiences. A qualitative method based on semi-structured, open-ended interviews with clinical system users at the University Hospital of Northern-Norway and in the healthcare service of the Municipality of Tromsø, combined with informal meetings with project ...