If you are a doctor ….

… Offering online medical consultations, we would like to talk to you…

A HaBIC research project is evaluating the rise of Online Medical Consultation (OMC) services. OMC services are also described as e-consultations, video consultations, e-visits, or online doctors.  You can read our initial analysis of OMC services that are springing up in many countries here [LINK to http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV164Al-Mahdi.pdf]. Now we want to learn more from  providers and consumers about the motives as well as challenges for OMC adoption, and to understand perspectives on OMC quality.

If you are a medical doctor who has offered medical consultations directly to new patients through such a web service, and if you have done at least 10 of these online medical consultations during the past year, we’d welcome the chance to interview you, in complete confidence. As a token of appreciation we are offering $50 Amazon vouchers to the first 10 eligible participants. Our study has been approved by The University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics committee (1443472.1).  If you would be willing to talk to us, or you would like to find out more about this project, please contact PhD student Ibrahim Al-Mahdi ialmahdi@student.unimelb.edu.au.

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About HaBIC

The Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre (HaBIc) at the University of Melbourne. Our goal is to build collaborations that advance human health through the shared development and application of expert knowledge about information and communication technologies for healthcare and biomedical research. The unit has an interdisciplinary focus and works closely with researchers from across The University of Melbourne, particularly Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society, Computing and Information Systems, the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, The Melbourne School of Medicine and the Melbourne School of Engineering.
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