Since the early 1990s, advancements in technology and communication have transformed how healthcare is delivered. The ability to transfer large quantities of data quickly and securely over long distances has led both clinicians and patients to believe that telehealth can be a cost-effective, safe, and reliable method of delivering healthcare.
Telehealth presents a set of distinctive risk management concerns. This course will address solutions for mitigating the risks related to the practice of telehealth
There are several ways in which telehealth may be practiced in the nursing field. The most common is triage, which refers to prioritizing the urgency of patient needs, assessment of patient symptoms, collaborating on a patient plan of care across disciplines, patient education, and outcome evaluation.
Nurses who practice telehealth may help patients, families, and the community in all fields of care, including:
Authored by Cindy Ebner, MSN, RN, CPHRM, FASHRM and Melissa A. Singer Pressman, PhD, MLIS