Researching telemedicine: Capturing complex clinical interactions with a simple interface design
|Title||Researching telemedicine: Capturing complex clinical interactions with a simple interface design|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Mirel, B, Barton, E, Ackerman, MS|
|Journal||Technical communication quarterly|
|Keywords||depression monitoring, patient-clinician communication, telemedicine|
Telemedicine has been shown to be an effective means of managing follow-up care in chronic diseases such as depression. Exactly why telemedicine calls work, however, remains largely unknown because there are no adequate research tools to describe the complex communicative interactions in these encounters. We report here an ongoing project to investigate the efficacy of telemedicine in depression care, arguing that technical communication specialists have unique contributions to make to this kind of research.