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Table 2 Readiness assessment for medical app use

From: Are Austrian practitioners ready to use medical apps? Results of a validation study

Categories for readiness assessment for medical app use
  Mean SD
A) Core readiness   
 I have a feeling of dissatisfaction with the current available ways of delivering care, e.g. status quo. 2.81 1.12
 I have firsthand experience of the negative effects of isolation from healthcare services (professional and educational). 3.61 1.12
 I have a driving need to address a public or patient healthcare problem (as opposed to a practitioner specific one) that could be met by medical apps. 3.24 1.06
 Total 3.22 0.72
B) Engagement readiness
 I am an innovator and/or champion for medical app use. 3.73 1.03
 I have a sense of curiosity about the influences of medical app use on improving the delivery of health care (potential benefits). 3.80 0.94
 I have respect for others in the medical team using medical apps. 3.28 1.06
 I have the need to interact with other practitioners. 3.93 0.69
 I have examples and evidence of medical app use in similar contexts. 2.87 1.11
 I communicate with other practitioners and the public concerning the benefits of medical app use. 2.89 1.16
 I am willing to make the initial extra investment in time. 3.20 1.15
 Total 3.39 0.77
C) Structural readiness
 I believe medical app use can address scheduling concerns and apprehensions about overextended workloads. 2.79 1.01
 I have 24-h access to medical apps. 3.32 1.27
 I have reimbursement plans for medical app in place. 2.02 1.08
 I have dealt with apprehensions about the reliability of medical apps and have good technical support and backup plans. 3.49 1.19
 I have access to an established reliable and available clinical consultation network (human) when using medical apps. 3.30 0.98
 I am provided with reliable clinical content and continuing medical education for medical app use. 2.79 1.11
 I attend to issues regarding liability and licensing when using medical apps. 2.85 1.18
Total 2.94 0.67