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Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

Healthcare professionals currently face different challenges in an ongoing

reconstruction of care. Digitization and the use of healthcare-related technologies

promise both an improvement in quality of care and an increase of treatment

efficacy. Especially telemedicine systems seem to be capable to overcome current

spatial and temporal limitations of care. As telemedicine appears to be a non-uniform

term describing a variety of technological characteristics, the explanatory power of

entrenched models for technology use varies across different contexts of use. To

explore important contextual factors in the field of healthcare technology research

and to enrich the methodological diversity in Information Systems research, this

paper provides a short introduction to Multidimensional Scaling. Being able to

visualize underlying dimensions of subjective perceptions, Multidimensional

Scaling shows complementary applicability and use with regard to elaborated

methods and a high integrability into holistic research strategies.