L'usage de l'information numérique en médecine générale : étude exploratoire en Rhône-Alpes

Florence Gonod Boissin 1
1 DOCSI - Document et sciences de l'information
URSIDOC - Unité de Recherche en Sciences de l'Information et du document
Abstract : General Practitioners (GPs) have been encouraged to equipe their offices with computers and the connection to the Internet. The use of electronic information by GPs remains poorely known in France. The aim of this work was to identify the factors to the use of electronic information by GPs. The question we raised was to know if the ICT are part of GPs'information-seeking behaviour.
The medical offices'equipment and the abundant offer of medical information on the Internet could have triggered GPs'new information-seeking behaviours.
To answer these questions, two qualitative studies have been made with GPs (GPs from the area of « Grand Lyon » and from rural zones of the Rhône-Alpes region).
Finally, computing is used for the management of administrative data but it hasn't deeply modified GPs' information-seeking behaviour yet. We shed light on the role of the secondary activity the GPs could have, and playing therefore a dynamic role in the process of information-seeking. Our study shows also the poor use of the Information and Communication Technologies in the Continuing Medical Education.
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Florence Gonod Boissin. L'usage de l'information numérique en médecine générale : étude exploratoire en Rhône-Alpes. domain_stic.comm. Université Claude Bernard - Lyon I, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00150678⟩

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