How does telehealth improve access to care for vulnerable populations and assist healthcare professionals in meeting the needs of this population? Discuss how access to telehealth services improves patient care and decreases health disparities. Identify potential issues that could impact patient safety. Briefly discuss the effects of social media on our healthcare system in your response. In responding your peers, identify examples of telehealth currently used in our healthcare system, citing your source. Please expand on the topic of telehealth by discussing its impact on improving access and patient safety. Do you agree with its use? Why or why not. Please explain. Telehealth can improve access to healthcare for vulnerable populations such as the elderly, people with chronic illnesses and the underserved population such as low income, uninsured, and rural areas where access to healthcare is limited. Telehealth allows nurses to use telecommunication and videoconferencing software to communicate more effectively and more
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- Fall '17
- Heintje Calara
- Health care provider , Telehealth