Continuing Medical Education Network, Identification of Technical, Organizational, and Human Barriers.

  • Cheick Oumar Bagayoko Faculté de Médecine de Bamako Service Cybersanté et Télémédecine, HUG, Genève
  • Jean Marc Naef Service de Cybersanté et Télémédecine, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Suisse
  • Habyata Maiga Centre d'Expertise et de Recherche en Télémédecine et E-Santé, Bamako, Mali
  • Abdel Kader Traoré Faculté de Médecine et d'Odoto-Stomatologie, Bamako, Mali
  • Antoine Geissbuhler Service de Cybersanté et Télémédecine, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Suisse

Abstract

Background and Purpose: The aim of this research is to find out if by putting in place a new platform accordingly to local conditions of the developing countries and by eliminating the technical obstacles could uncover other organizational and human.

Methods: This study is being done for the RAFT project and involves users of the distance learning systems. It focusses on two distinct series of questions.

Results: The findings have clearly shown that the network can have a great and positive impact on the African healthcare system by creating an access to a continuous medical training and virtually networking medical centers that are otherwise geographically isolated and difficult to access.

Conclusions: At the end of this study the human and organizational barriers often considered as technical issues by the users have been identified as the main reasons of the under-usage of the network.

Further research would be needed to evaluate the new system and solve the issues discovered in this study

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Published
2016-12-26
How to Cite
Bagayoko, C. O., Naef, J. M., Maiga, H., Traoré, A. K., & Geissbuhler, A. (2016). Continuing Medical Education Network, Identification of Technical, Organizational, and Human Barriers. Journal of Health Informatics in Africa, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.12856/JHIA-2015-v3-i2-132
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Research article