Nursing and Telemedicine

The Evolution of Healthcare and Telemedicine As our world changes and healthcare advances in many ways, nurses are now changing and expanding their roles. Know for their innovation and flexibility, nurses are now becoming more aligned with IoT and technology. Those who have taken online training are adapting to new technology. Telemedicine offers a wide range of benefits to the patient and at the same time enables nurses to be at the forefront of technology, offering safer and more cutting edge care to their patients. The ATA or American Telemedicine Association believes that telemedicine is a fast-growing aspect of healthcare in the US. The need has never been as great as it is now to be able to offer patient care to people who may not otherwise be able to access it. Remote and rural residents, particularly in the time of COVID–require specialized care and in some cases need to be able to stay at …

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Covid Tracing

Privacy is a priority in connecting with the world. Yet, in this challenging time when contract tracing is a necessity, can you still keep your privacy? Despite the surging paranoia and fears of many people about contact tracing, yes, you can still maintain your privacy. Diveplane helps control the continuous spread of COVID-19 while keeping your privacy safe. Diveplane is a startup based in Raleigh. It addresses the issues that people usually have regarding COVID-19 and privacy tracing using their innovative program, Aware. With their AI program, Diveplane believes that privacy protection and contact tracing can improve. The company finds the development of Geminai crucial to them. Diveplane says that Geminai creates an artificial twin dataset that contains similar statistical properties to the original data. Yet, it doesn’t include real-world personal or confidential data. Venture capital backs Diveplane, but the company’s most notable achievement is that it won first place for its Geminai program at …

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Telehealth and the Pandemic

The pandemic has changed how we do business and how we attend to our healthcare. These changes have been necessary in order to lower the exposure of our staff to sick people and to preserve our PPE as well as to lower the impact of sick people on our medical facilities. Healthcare on the whole has had to adjust to the way that we care for patients and how we triage them and evaluate their overall care. Telehealth has made this possible by helping to provide the care they need and helping them to see a healthcare provider while lowering the risk of transmitting COVID 19 to healthcare providers as well as patients. The use of telehealth is not a new one. The problem is that adaptation and adoption of telehealth has been very slow in coming and before the pandemic, only a small number of people were interested in taking part in telehealth. Recent …

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COVID 19 and the Rise of Telemedicine

COVID 19 and the Rise of Telemedicine                     Telemedicine and telehealth have very rapidly become the standard in order to protect patients and caregivers during the COVID 19 pandemic.   While initially telemedicine and telehealth did not have the success that it had hoped to achieve that has changed dramatically with the COVID 19 scenario. Prior to COVID 19 outbreak. studies showed that less than 15 percent of consumers were using telemedicine services. The problems lie in not enough people understanding the services or how to use them and additionally in not enough people having supportive things such as the internet in the United States.   Sadly, with so much available to people, another issue lies in many people who could benefit from having telemedicine available to them, not having internet and the ability to use it.   In many cases, particularly in ethnic groups and …

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How Telemedicine Will Protect Patients in the COVID 19 pandemic.

How Telemedicine Will Protect Patients in the COVID 19 pandemic The Covid 19 pandemic has made some unprecedented changes in our work and our world. In fact, with the arrival of this most recent pandemic, you could say that telehealth is coming of age. It is now becoming the most lauded new method of attaining healthcare. Today, given the lack of enough nursing personnel and the physician shortage, ensuring the health of our doctors and nurses, EMT’s and other healthcare providers is critical. What that means is that virtual care is no longer optional, it’s the means to quarantine our most important resource during a pandemic– our physicians–keeping them safe while allowing them to provide care for patients at the same time. Nearly overnight Telehealth is seeing a massive upsurge in interest. Telehealth providers are seeing an upswing in the demand for their services like nothing they have seen before. What was deemed as barriers …

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Telehealth And Telemedicine – What’s The Difference?

Telehealth And Telemedicine – What’s The Difference? The place where tech and medicine interact can be a confusing one. Those who are making policy and those who advocate its use can be prone to the use of technical terms. In many cases, those terms are used incorrectly and indiscriminately. They do very little to give you information about telehealth and in some cases, just confuse the situation further. In many cases, people use terms like telehealth and telemedicine as interchangeable terms when the reality is far different. Telehealth is a broad array of services and technologies that are used to offer patient care. WHO says that telehealth is “Surveillance, health promotion, and public health functions.” On the other hand, Telemedicine is a part of telehealth that refers to the provision of health care services and education alone. It provides these things via telecommunications and over distance to clients and patients. Telemedicine is quite often used …

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Can Telemedicine Flatten the Curve of COVID-19?

Can Telemedicine Flatten the Curve of COVID-19? These are unprecedented times, reminiscent of the days when the plague swept across Europe, affecting millions of people. As our own 21st century plague, COVID-19 sweeps across the world, telemedicine will be a driving force. Not only will it serve to allow us to have medical care for other problems, but it will be a means to flatten the curve of COVID—or lower the rate of infection while helping to keep all of us within easy reach of healthcare that can treat anything from chronic to acute illnesses. Steve Davis, a professor in Morgantown, West Virginia’s health policy department believes that the main advantage of telehealth and telemedicine will be that “it can serve as a vehicle for achieving self-quarantine to mitigate viral spread while still enabling the treatment of health conditions.” To date, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused nearly 213 thousand illnesses and almost 5000 deaths in …

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How To Attract and Retain Great Nurses

Right now, the nursing profession is suffering from a very serious shortage. There are, reportedly, 126,000 unfilled nursing positions throughout the United States. Many different approaches are being taken to address the severity of the situation. These include such things as hiring bonuses, increased contracts, foreign recruitment, financial aid for those wishing to become nurses, increased benefits and wages, and lower selection standards.   Many organizations blame the shortage as the major reason that they cannot attract nurses. However, imagine, for a moment, if nurses were so content in their profession that they encourage others to become nurses or even encouraged those with a nursing degree to come work at the hospital they themselves are working at. Unfortunately, most nurses state that they wouldn’t recommend their friends or others to join their organization. Only about 29% or nurses say that they would recommend their organization. This 29% come from hospitals where satisfaction and workplace engagement …

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Technology and the Changing Face of Healthcare and Healthcare Staffing

Ten years ago Marion Jones would have been in a nursing home. With some heart problems and COPD, it’s difficult for her to get around and to get a lot of her own home chores taken care of. In addition, some of her healthcare requires some expertise that until a few years ago was not available in the home. Today, she lives at home at age 79, assisted in her care by a home health aide and a visiting nurse who brings with her a wide range of technology that assists in Mazy’s care. Today a visiting nurse can visit their home and assisted by Internet of Things devices such as blood pressure cuffs and other items that register a BP and blood glucose as well as O2 saturation online, Marion can stay at home and have the answers to how she is doing on a day to day basis. Medication monitors tell her when …

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Home Health Care & Non-Medical Home Care-What’s the Difference?

There is a lot of difference between home healthcare and home care. The two are not mutually exclusive but you may only need just one or the other. Which one is right for your patient or your family member? The difference that is the most significant is the level of skilled medical care that is administered by the staff of a home healthcare service. The services of a home healthcare organization allow for patients to be given care by licensed and medically trained professionals. This care is an alternative to hospital care or nursing home care. Home Healthcare This service is prescribed by a doctor and then administered by a nurse, CNA, a home health aide, and/or a doctor. The services are usually covered by medical insurances and usually Medicare. Some of the things that Home Healthcare covers are: Teaching diabetes management, ventilator patient care, tracheotomy care, IV infusions, injections, catheter care, and, administering medications. …

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