Access, use and preferences of information and communication technologies by physicians in a general hospital in Peru

Authors

  • Luis Vásquez-Silva Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.
  • Ray Ticse Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.
  • Luz Alfaro-Carballido Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.
  • Felix Guerra-Castañon Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2015.322.1622

Keywords:

Information technology, Education, medical, Medical informatics

Abstract

We assessed the access, use and preferences of information and communication technology (ICT) by physicians who practice at Cayetano Heredia National Hospital. The questionnaire explored the availability and skills of ICT, time, educational activities, search engines and technological applications most used as well as ICT preferences in education.211 physicians were surveyed; laptop use was 93%, tablet and smartphone use was 66% and 88%.68% have
mobile Internet. Differences were evident in the frequency of use of ICT in 25-34 year old age group as well as a higher level of skills (p<0.05). 86% use PubMed, Facebook and WhatsApp as a means of exchanging images and data related to health, 50% participated in medical blogs, online courses or videoconferences. The use and access of ICT is common among doctors in this hospital and there is positive interest in its use in education.

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Published

2015-06-19

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Vásquez-Silva L, Ticse R, Alfaro-Carballido L, Guerra-Castañon F. Access, use and preferences of information and communication technologies by physicians in a general hospital in Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2015 Jun. 19 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];32(2):289-93. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1622

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