Telehealth

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    RNinformatics, I believe you have worked in telehealth for a period of time. What are the pros and cons and how does this area incorporate or relate to nursing informatics?
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    Yes Mijourney,
    I worked as a telephone triage nurse for the telehealth division of a managed care organization in the 90s
    Telehealth can be defined as remote care using telecommunications technologies - phones, video, Skype, etc
    See the link for definitions for telenursing to see the relationships between it and nursing informatics.
    http://www.americantelemed.org/files...elenursing.pdf
    Last edit by rninformatics on Jan 18, '12 : Reason: typos
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    From what I understand, the pros are that patients can be seen remotely by providers who know their patients well. We've seen the commercial of surgeries being performed in a third world country by a doctor in the states. Cons are limited connectivity, limited study (you could not smell the patients as part of an assesment).


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