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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/338397
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Look at Telehealth Nursing
Author(s):
Lopez, Fredrick J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-Member
Author Details:
Fredrick J. Lopez, RN, Fredrick.J.Lopez@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, September 25, 2014: As the supply of primary health care practitioners fails to keep pace with the increasing demand for medical services it will become necessary to find more efficient and effective ways to meet those growing demands. One such way of meeting the ever increasing demand for healthcare services is by utilizing technology to its fullest. Telehealth systems which are defined by Hebda and Czar (2013), as the use of technology to provide and support exchange of healthcare related services, have been in use to support the healthcare system for years. Recent advances in technology are opening new doors in this fast growing field. Anguita (2012) illustrates opportunities for nurses to contribute to this growing field. In her paper she cites a study done in the UK and how it has shown the potential for improving health care outcomes in the chronically ill. Vinson et al. (2011) also describes a study done at a healthcare facility that revealed an increase in patient satisfaction as a result of access to telenursing.Wakefield et al. (2013) share their findings of a test that revealed that telenursing improved patient outcomes and medication adherence. However, telehealth and telenursing are not without barriers, perhaps one of the main barriers is reimbursement. Other barriers include licensure and liability issues, patient compliance, and costs associated with infrastructure and equipment. While there are still several kinks to be worked out, this area of nursing is expanding and growing. The use of technology to provide healthcare services has shown great potential. Nurses are in a unique position to help meet the increased demand on our healthcare systems, while enabling patients under their care to achieve maximum health benefits and independence. The telehealth system should not be viewed as a replacement or alternative to routine health care, but as a tool that can increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes.
Keywords:
Telehealth; Telenursing
Repository Posting Date:
15-Jan-2015
Date of Publication:
15-Jan-2015
Other Identifiers:
LEAD14PST56
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Leadership Summit 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleA Look at Telehealth Nursingen_US
dc.contributor.authorLopez, Fredrick J.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-Memberen
dc.author.detailsFredrick J. Lopez, RN, Fredrick.J.Lopez@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/338397-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, September 25, 2014: As the supply of primary health care practitioners fails to keep pace with the increasing demand for medical services it will become necessary to find more efficient and effective ways to meet those growing demands. One such way of meeting the ever increasing demand for healthcare services is by utilizing technology to its fullest. Telehealth systems which are defined by Hebda and Czar (2013), as the use of technology to provide and support exchange of healthcare related services, have been in use to support the healthcare system for years. Recent advances in technology are opening new doors in this fast growing field. Anguita (2012) illustrates opportunities for nurses to contribute to this growing field. In her paper she cites a study done in the UK and how it has shown the potential for improving health care outcomes in the chronically ill. Vinson et al. (2011) also describes a study done at a healthcare facility that revealed an increase in patient satisfaction as a result of access to telenursing.Wakefield et al. (2013) share their findings of a test that revealed that telenursing improved patient outcomes and medication adherence. However, telehealth and telenursing are not without barriers, perhaps one of the main barriers is reimbursement. Other barriers include licensure and liability issues, patient compliance, and costs associated with infrastructure and equipment. While there are still several kinks to be worked out, this area of nursing is expanding and growing. The use of technology to provide healthcare services has shown great potential. Nurses are in a unique position to help meet the increased demand on our healthcare systems, while enabling patients under their care to achieve maximum health benefits and independence. The telehealth system should not be viewed as a replacement or alternative to routine health care, but as a tool that can increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes.en
dc.subjectTelehealthen
dc.subjectTelenursingen
dc.date.available2015-01-15T13:36:53Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-15-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T13:36:53Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Summit 2014en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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