#2 Response to ShreeGreat job!Advancement in technology in healthcare is impacting patients inmany different ways by providing quality of care and easy accessibility of care. Telehealth is one of the rapidly growing methods of delivering healthcare services to particular patients. According to McGonigle and Mastrian (2018), “Telehealth refers to a wide range of health services that are delivered by telecommunications ready tools, such as telephone, videophone, and computer” (p. 359). Most hospitals are utilizing telehealth to reach out to patients for follow up, education, management of chronic diseases, and also diagnosis. In telehealth privacy and confidentiality can be a challenge due to the method of communication, “transmission of data” especially assessment data andclinical data and lack of proper analysis especially behavior for childrenwith autism spectrum (Quigley, Blevins, Brodhead, & Kim, 2019).Electronic Health Records (EHR) is a trend in health care technology, and it is a strategy for long-term use. EHR has improved nursing documentation, reduced medication errors, and also improved clinical decisions. The challenge of EHR advancement is the cost of continuing education to keep up with what is new for upgrades. Moreover, it is essential to track public health issues, have reliable and accurate information for research and accountability.
Monitoring of disease outbreak and prevention is necessary, especially with advanced technology monitoring the areas and individuals can help carb the epidemic easily. Due to the demand of informatics, thereis lack of qualified specialist out there to tackle the job “sufficient capacity requires both informatics specialties and general informatics competencies among the broader public health workforce” (Dixon, Mcfarlane, Dearth, Grannis, & Gibson, 2015, p. 139).Reference Dixon, B. E., McFarlane, T. D., Dearth, S., Grannis, S. J., & Gibson, P. J. (2015). CharacterizingInformatics Roles and Needs of Public Health Workers: Results From the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey.Journal Of Public Health Management And Practice: JPHMP,21 Suppl 6, S130–S140. -org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1097/PHH.0000000000000304McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2018).Nursing informatics and the foundation ofknowledge(4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett (Eds.).Quigley, S. P., Blevins, P. R., Cox, D. J., Brodhead, M. T., & Kim, S. Y. (2019). An evaluation of explicit ethical statements in telehealth research with individuals with autism spectrum disorder.Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice,19(2), 123–135. -org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1037/bar0000094Edith Karambu Posted Date:July 4, 2019 1:35 PMStatus:Published#1 - Response to Michelle