Telemedicine PhD student, Mr Michael Addotey-Delove received the best paper award at the Success and Failures of Telemedicine (SFT) Conference held on the Gold Coast in Australia.
‘It is very refreshing to see that my hard work has been noticed and celebrated by my peers and practitioners, industry players and experts in the field,’ said Addotey-Delove.
‘The award means a lot to me, in the sense that I now feel motivated to do a lot more knowing that good work speaks for itself and is acknowledged and celebrated,’ he said.
Organised by the Australasian Telehealth Society, the SFT is the largest academic telehealth conference in the southern hemisphere. It provides a forum for academics, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, government representatives, policy advisers, health Informatics and information technology leaders, industry leaders, educators and managers to share both positive (successes) and the more challenging (failures) experiences in telehealth through presentations of their works.
After all the presentations and demonstrations are completed, a panel assesses the works presented based on originality, relevance, and – if it is a research paper – the nature of the investigation done.
Based in UKZN’s Department of Telemedicine, School of Nursing and Public Health, Addotey-Delove’s PhD focuses on identifying issues that affect the successful implementation and adoption of mobile health in the developing world from the perspective of both patient and health worker through a structured review of literature, questionnaire development, structural modelling of latent factors, and the development of a unified model for both stakeholder groups.
Titled: mHealth – Maximum Adoption in the Developing World: Development of a Comprehensive Model for Patients and Health Workers, the paper is about the development of a maximum mHealth adoption framework for the developing world through the creation of a comprehensive model for patients and health workers.
Words: Nombuso Dlamini