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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603149
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Homecare Nurses' Experiences with Telemonitoring Systems
Author(s):
Palmer, Justin
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Justin Palmer, jpalmer_7065@email.ric.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Abstract The promise of telehealth in modern healthcare centers on reduction of costs via utilization of the latest communications technology to deliver quality healthcare services to underserved populations. Telemonitoring in particular has held the promise of helping reducing costly hospital readmissions and improving overall health while the patient continues to remain at home. This type of intervention has been targeted primarily towards patients living with chronic diseases requiring long term care and timely follow-up. Results from clinical trials investigating this hypothesis, however, have been mixed at best. The majority of the studies utilizing a more rigorous research design seem to indicate no significant difference in outcomes between patients receiving telemonitoring vs. standard post-discharge home care. It should be noted, however, that several of these studies reported some secondary benefits for patients receiving home telemonitoring. Additionally, qualitative studies of the experiences of both staff and patients involved with home telemonitoring programs indicate that when implemented properly these programs can empower patients’ self-care and improve health status. The research also indicates that the attitudes and style of staff implementing the program have a significant impact on its acceptance and effectiveness.  Exactly what leads to successful implementation of a telemonitoring program is still unclear and requires further investigation. The focus of this study is to describe the lived experiences of homecare nurses involved with the day-to-day operation of telemonitoring systems in the homecare setting, and describe their perceptions of what makes a telemonitoring system a beneficial addition to patient homecare. Two to six one-on-one semi structured interviews with nurses employed by agencies utilizing home telemonitoring systems will be conducted. Nurses’ responses will be audio recorded and analyzed for themes such as benefits of home telemonitoring for patients, characteristics of system efficacy, technical and implementation challenges for providers, and staff acceptance and satisfaction with the system. Implications for successful implementation of home telemonitoring programs will be discussed.
Keywords:
Telemonitoring; Telehealth; Home heath
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15RS1.73
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleHomecare Nurses' Experiences with Telemonitoring Systemsen
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Justinen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsJustin Palmer, jpalmer_7065@email.ric.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603149en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Abstract The promise of telehealth in modern healthcare centers on reduction of costs via utilization of the latest communications technology to deliver quality healthcare services to underserved populations. Telemonitoring in particular has held the promise of helping reducing costly hospital readmissions and improving overall health while the patient continues to remain at home. This type of intervention has been targeted primarily towards patients living with chronic diseases requiring long term care and timely follow-up. Results from clinical trials investigating this hypothesis, however, have been mixed at best. The majority of the studies utilizing a more rigorous research design seem to indicate no significant difference in outcomes between patients receiving telemonitoring vs. standard post-discharge home care. It should be noted, however, that several of these studies reported some secondary benefits for patients receiving home telemonitoring. Additionally, qualitative studies of the experiences of both staff and patients involved with home telemonitoring programs indicate that when implemented properly these programs can empower patients’ self-care and improve health status. The research also indicates that the attitudes and style of staff implementing the program have a significant impact on its acceptance and effectiveness.  Exactly what leads to successful implementation of a telemonitoring program is still unclear and requires further investigation. The focus of this study is to describe the lived experiences of homecare nurses involved with the day-to-day operation of telemonitoring systems in the homecare setting, and describe their perceptions of what makes a telemonitoring system a beneficial addition to patient homecare. Two to six one-on-one semi structured interviews with nurses employed by agencies utilizing home telemonitoring systems will be conducted. Nurses’ responses will be audio recorded and analyzed for themes such as benefits of home telemonitoring for patients, characteristics of system efficacy, technical and implementation challenges for providers, and staff acceptance and satisfaction with the system. Implications for successful implementation of home telemonitoring programs will be discussed.en
dc.subjectTelemonitoringen
dc.subjectTelehealthen
dc.subjectHome heathen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:44:21Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:44:21Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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