Telecare in Home Health CareBy Burgiss, Sam, PhD; Dimmick, Susan L., PhD; Care Management Journals: Journal of Case Management & Journal of Long Term Health Care, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 110-116
Publication Date: Summer 2003
Article discusses the use of telemedicine, which can be employed by rehabilitation professionals to assess the client, monitor progress, and provide continuing education and support in the home environment. The technology involved in creating a telehealth encounter ranges from simple technology such as telephone and fax equipment to complex computer systems that rely on satellites or integrated digital networks. In addition to audio and video communications, telehealth programs can allow nurses to monitor vital information about the client, such as blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, blood glucose, and body weight. These measurements can be provided by equipment such as standard hand held digital instruments to measure the client’s vital data. Case studies are presented to illustrate typical telehealth programs.
Published by: Springer Publishing Company (Website:http://www.springerpub.com)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J46769