Michael Dino, Nurse Educator, Researcher and Innovator, Director for Research
Development and Innovation Center at the Our Lady of Fatima University in the Philippines.
Since the 2013 Connecting Nurses Award,
Michael is featured at the Women Observatory for eHealth of the Foundation Millennia2025 as a key leader of its innovative projects on telehealth and elderly. Already presented in our Blog, he wants to « move towards a borderless society where global citizenship (caring for the world rather than caring only on your own) is becoming more prominent, we might be experiencing similar problems and challenges that require collaborative approach ».
Michael is working on several projects related to Nursing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
These include humanoid robots research for healthy seniors (in partnership with Tokushima
University), VR and AR. Read more here !
For further reading, here’s an abstract from Michael Dino’s Article Using Partial Least Squares (PLS) in Predicting Behavioral Intention for Telehealth Use among Filipino Elderly :
Despite the potential benefits of Telehealth (healthcare delivery at a distance), a digital divide among seniors remains prevalent with lesser attention on their acceptance as end-users of technology. Anchored on a theory of technology adoption, Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), behavioral intention for Telehealth use among Filipino elderly was determined. The responses of technology-trained older adults (n = 82) were collected using a 12-item questionnaire adapted from Venkatesh, Morris, Davis, Gordon, and Davis (2003) on UTAUT. A Structural Equation Modeling was performed using Partial Least Squares regression for data exploration and model estimation. The study revealed that the UTAUT constructs, particularly effort expectancy (ß = 0.319; p = .000), have yielded a significant influence on the behavioral intention of elderly to participate in Telehealth. Further, gender showed no moderating effect on these variables. Results of the study supported the espousal of UTAUT Model as an indispensable framework in empowering older adults using Telehealth.
If you are interested in learning about technology acceptance in general, we highly recommend that you take a look at this project.
A key objective of a WeObservatory project “Telehealth and Elderly” by Michael Dino, Assistant Research Director at Our Lady of Fatima University, Valenzuela City, Philippines, is to understand technology-acceptance among the elderly and help them gain independence within the healthcare system.
This project was firstly published online on the Care Challenge platform and gained visibility through the videomade by Connected Nurses as means to support the project. Consequently “Telehealth and Elderly” was chosen by the WeObservatory and continues to evolve through this partnership. Not only does Michael Dino get the opportunity to present his project at many international conferences – one of the latest was during the Digital Health Care Week in Singapore in October 2013 – but he is also planning to expand his research to specific populations, starting an “Elderly Women and TeleHealth” research project, in liaison with the WeObservatory’s special focus: improving the use of telemedicine services for women.