The Effect of Cultural Diversity on the Design of a Telemedicine System in Tanzania

By Barbara Chrispin and James Katzenstein.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Scenarios provide a robust look at how individuals make health-care decisions and show that designing telemedicine systems in developing countries is a challenge of cultural evolution.

Keywords: Culture, Scenarios, Telemedicine, e-health, Health Care, Tanzania, Africa

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.21-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 823.998KB).

Dr. Barbara Chrispin

Dr. Chrispin is a Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She received her doctorate in Education and the Applied Behavioral Sciences at UCLA. She has over 30 years of university teaching, administration, and research experience and has traveled extensively around the world. She has conducted research on the off-shore production facilities in Mexico, human resource practices in Brazil and Italy and, most recently, cross-cultural management practices in Tanzania.

Dr. James Katzenstein

Dr. James Katzenstein serves as an international consultant, educator and organization systems design expert bringing healthcare solutions to the developing world by using common assets in uncommon ways. He uses cutting edge leadership models and a unique consulting strategy that guides international groups of equal partners in a collaborative effort from which creative healthcare solutions emerge. He is the Founder and Executive Director of HealthSpan International Foundation and chair of the Human Factors Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Telemedicine Association. Dr Katzenstein holds a doctorate in Organizational Systems.


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