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A Brief History of Telehealth Nursing

A Brief History of Telehealth Nursing

Did you know that Alexander Graham Bell used his own invention to call for medical attention? He may not have called a nurse but when he injured his hand, he picked up his telephone and called his assistant, Mr. Watson, for help. It is a cute story, a fun fact for sure, but it barely…

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Lights, Camera, Action Webside Manner – Take One

Telemedicine provides an amazing opportunity for a medical provider to provide quality patient care from a remote location.  The medical provider has access to an array of devices for checking a patient’s vital medical information. It’s all you need…..or is it? Studies upon studies have shown the importance of patient interaction and etiquette.  With good reason,…

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Telehealth for Fall Prevention

Nursing Home Administrators Turn to Telehealth for Fall Prevention

People place their parents in nursing homes with the hope that their twilight years will pass by peacefully and pleasantly. Anything from derangement or diminishment of the senses to dementia to medication side effects may intervene and create a fall risk. Nurses and resident aides spend every waking minute monitoring the elderly with the knowledge…

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Cost Benefits of Telemedicine

Cost Benefits of Telemedicine

Nursing homes provide a safe and secure environment for patients that are no longer able to take care of themselves independently. Telemedicine provides a cost-effective method for nursing home staff members to continue with their commitment of care for their clients. So how does telemedicine accomplish this? The quick answer is, by keeping the patient…

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newborns benefit from telemedicine

Newborns Benefit From Telemedicine

A lot of space has been devoted to how telehealth benefits elders and elder care facilities. What about human beings at the opposite end of life’s journey? That’s right, I’m referring to infants. Just imagine all of the pediatric specialists previously unavailable to rural doctors and hospitals. Just as it does for seniors, telemedicine minimizes any…

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Telehealth Brings Healthcare Full Circle

You can use your wireless device to watch a video clip from some old TV show where the town doctor makes house calls while carrying his little black bag. Now, you can use that same device to virtually recreate that experience. Talk about ‘full circle’. It began with remotely evaluating a patient which led to…

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The Future Of Healing Is Telemedicine

The Future Of Healing Is Telemedicine

​The Future Of Healing Is Telemedicine It is a bit hard to write about the future of a technology that yet to be fully implemented in the present. Even now as caregivers and healthcare adopt telemedicine and its remote monitoring capabilities, the premise of a doctor’s face appearing on a video screen and treating you…

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Telemedicine Improves Job Satisfaction

Telemedicine Improves Job Satisfaction

​Telemedicine Improves Job Satisfaction   Massive shifts are occurring throughout both the nursing profession and its future patients. It has been described as a nationwide nursing shortage for some time now due to the rapidly growing population of senior citizens and a nursing turnover rate that can’t seem to keep up. Retaining young, qualified nurses…

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Telemedicine and Nursing

Telemedicine and Nursing

A song once said “It doesn’t matter where you are, just as long as you are there.” As lyrics go, it may sound trite. Put those words in the context of telemedicine, however, and they are rather profound. There is a nursing shortage in the United States. Geographical location has had a lot to do…

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