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 home to access that care. Collaboration with doctors while in the home of the patient or in the medical facility will ensure that nurses will play a critical role in helping to ensure quality care in telemedicine.
Telemedicine is one of the best ways that we can improve the quality of care as well as increase the coverage of care to the people who live in largely rural settings. It will also allow us to increase the coverage that one provider can do in a rural setting. In addition, it will help providers, doctors as well as nurses to view the home setting and know what kind of a background and support system is available to the patient as well as help them to determine issues based on what they see as the home life.
Additional benefits of Telemedicine
There are other benefits available in telemedicine which include client education, video conferencing and making it easier to consult with third parties. Nurses who have not considered telemedicine as a career should take a second look at nursing and telemedicine.