The Importance Of National Aeronautics And Space Administration

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There is a real need to enhance the health in those who do not have assess to specialists and those who have been discharged from a hospital. Many believe the way to enhance this care is through the use of Telehealth. Telehealth has been around for 50 years. Often it is used to commutate with doctors for those who live in rural areas. Telehealth has also been used to reduce the readmission rates of patients. This paper will address these reason and how Telehealth can reduce cost, technology, potential barriers and ways to overcome these barriers. A Brief Overview Telehealth is the use of technology to deliver health care, health information or health education in the home of the client. Telehealth encompasses a broad definition…show more content…
Telehealth was associated with a significant reduction in readmission after discharge (Maeng et al., 2014). The improvement that is expected is reduced hospital readmissions. With a reduction of hospital readmissions, there are also the reduced costs. Costs have been to be reduced for everyone involved including the patients, hospitals, and the government. The use of Telehealth will also increase assess chronic disease self–management programs to those who live in rural communities (Jaglal et al., 2013). These programs would lead to improvements health behaviors, self-efficacy and health status. In turn, reducing the need for hospitalization along with reducing cost (Jaglal et al., 2013). Literature Telehealth provides assess to care and the ability to export clinical care to those patients that live in rural areas (Nelson & Staggers, 2014). By using this technology patients get the best care that is available no matter where they live. Telehealth also can be used to lower rates of admission and readmission to the hospital. Telehealth has also been used with many chronic diseases. One of the successful Telehealth programs was in Rochester, New York (Nelson & Staggers, 2014). This program uses video conferencing to connect physician and patients with the heart diseases. The program sends video images and 12-lead digital electrocardiograms to the physician to allow for diagnostic and screening to

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