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Running head: THE ROLE OF THE NURSE LEADER - TELEHEALTH 1The Role of the Nurse Leader - TelehealthStudent’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
2THE ROLE OF THE NURSE LEADER - TELEHEALTH The Role of the Nurse Leader - TelehealthNurses are trained and prepared to give a wide spectrum of services and skills throughoutthe health care system. Accordingly, telehealth requires the services of nurses, especially because they are the primary caregivers and have a closer relationship with patients. Nurses will also guarantee the proper and timely delivery of telehealth services (Fathi, Modin & Scott, 2017). Thus, all healthcare providers must all collaborate to strengthen existing infrastructure in the healthcare sector, delegate activities so that more clients are attended to; and develop pathways for healthcare delivery as well as models in telehealth to address pertinent issues like quality reimbursement (Dearholt & Dang, 2017). Nurse leaders play a crucial role in facilitating collaborative practices which are critical to the sustenance of effective care delivery.More so, nurses have been identified to be the most reliable, frontline healthcare givers. They are strategically placed to support every element of telehealth and especially those that have the highest impact on the well-being of patients. In their role and policy advocates, clinicians, educators, and through transformational leadership skills, nurse leaders must be fully involved in the planning, adopting and implementation of changes within the healthcare system (Fathi et al, 2017).

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