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TELEHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

TELEHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

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Published by: Filamae Jayahr Caday on Apr 15, 2011
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TELEHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES
 
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Clinical telehealth applications enable healthcare professionals to haveface to face meetings with patients. They can see images and hearpatient output as it is occurring or at a later time.
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These applications allow professionals to view, send, or store video anddigital images for a patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment, andevaluation over video conferencing technology and computerapplications.
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In the homecare environment, telehomecare technologies assist homecare nurses to monitor a patient's vital signs, including heart and lungsounds.
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These applications also enable a nurse, who is in a remote locationrelative to the patient, to identify changing trends in the patient'sphysiological state.
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This type of technology can also assist with medication compliance anddecrease the need for in-home care or office visits.
 
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It can be of great value to patients in remote locations.
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It can help nurses in their everyday practice and provide themwith an expanded set of career choices.
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It makes it possible to share medical skills, information, andknow how.
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It can provide nurses -- be they novices, experts, or somewherein-between -- the opportunity to play an important role in thedevelopment, deployment, and utilization of telemedicine andtelehealth applications in patient care.
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It allows clinicians to conduct remote physical assessment andconsults, as well as capture and store patient information (with astore-and-forward software application) for further evaluationand sharing with a consulting physician or nurse practitioner.

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