The Trend of Telehealth Nursing: Remotely Supporting Patients
by Sabrina McKoy, BSN, RN, MSCN
Sr. Nurse Manager, Lash Group
Recent studies by the American Hospital Association on the use of telehealth nursing services have shown that 76% of patients prioritize access to care over the need for human interactions with their health care providers and 70% of patients are comfortable communicating with their health care providers via text, e-mail, or video, in lieu of seeing them in person. This trend toward remote and immediate access is becoming more prevalent in the industry and telehealth nursing positions are becoming more well-known and necessary in the care continuum.