Testing telehealth using technology-enhanced nurse monitoring

Leslie A Grant, Todd H Rockwood, Leif Stennes

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Abstract

Technology-enhanced nurse monitoring is a telehealth solution that helps nurses with assessment, diagnosis, and triage of older adults living in community-based settings. This technology links biometric and nonbiometric sensors to adata management system that is monitored remotely by RNs and unlicensed support staff. Nurses faced a number of challenges related to data interpretation, including making clinical inferences from nonbiometric data, integrating data generated by three different telehealth applications into a clinically meaningful cognitive framework, and figuring out how best to use nursing judgment to make valid inferences from online reporting systems. Nurses developed expertise over the course of the current study. The sponsoring organization achieved a high degree of organizational knowledge about how to use these systems more effectively. Nurses saw tremendous value in the telehealth applications. The challenges, learning curve, and organizational improvements are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-23
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of gerontological nursing
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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