Gone are those days when you scheduled appointments with doctors only to queue up for three hours. Remember you also waited two more days for the tests to show up as if the downtimes were not enough already?
Honestly, slow medical attention not only bleeds the patients but the healthcare itself. And that’s not it. Add dozens of problems that put deeper scars on the existing healthcare system. Take, for example:
- Dissatisfied patients
- Lack of medical care on time
- Disease mismanagement
- Fragmented and silo care
- Massive downtime for patients and doctors
- Lack of health monitors
It’s rather unfortunate these issues don’t bother many! But if they bother you and your healthcare team, congratulations! You’ve landed in the right space! Because we are going to cover the tidbits of telehealth nursing solutions to deliver care in remote locations.
What is telehealth nursing?
Think of telehealth nursing as living life, king size on a care bed— surrounded by grapes and berries! No Sorry! Smart devices, nursing and patient applications, and telehealth-practices.
The idea is to deliver care in the remotest areas of the world in a quick snap. The nurses in telehealth solutions come from all the settings. They use the latest technology to attend to the patients sitting over a long distance. Here’s what they equip telehealth nursing with:
- Telephone lines
- Cloud data storage and processing module
- Video streaming servers
- Admin web panel
- Telenursing application
- Offline chat consultations
- Self-help guides for patients
What is a telenursing application?
Telehealth nursing/telenursing application is bridging software that connects nurses with patients (or call it an easy flow of patient’s data to nurses for early and hassle-free treatment).
The software is usually integrated with smart and wearable devices that help nurses track and collect patient’s vitals like blood pressure and sugar. So there, basically, keeping a bird-eye view of patients’ health in real-time without stressing their hand muscles too much.
Even better when the healthcare facilities come up with a customized telenursing application because it itself works more efficiently in the particular environment.
The changes in nursing with telenursing solution
Telenurse solutions change the way nurses deal with patients right from the appointment stages to the follow-up stages. Here’s how it’s a stronger form of nursing:
#1 Pre and post-operative care
- The connected devices can help nurses in collecting patients’ health reports.
- Nurses can guide patients through video and voice calls (prepping them up for surgery).
- They can facilitate e-visits post-operation and monitor the recovery report.
#2 Handle chronic ailments
- The clinic can come up with a customizable care plan with patient data in hand.
- Nurses will get to check vital numbers (sugar and pressure) regularly.
- Patients can receive health instructions without visiting the hospital.
#3 Care at home
- Easy to coordinate home care for elders and patients who can’t move out of the place.
- Health status checks up on time.
- Patients receive timely care at home’s comfort.
“The role of the nurse in telehealth is no different than face-to-face nursing, it is just done in a different way using technology, Whether a nurse is performing telehealth work with patients or working directly face-to-face with patients, nursing is the glue that holds a patient’s health care journey together.”Dr. Lisa Wilson, clinical faculty for Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)
The seismic shift in the healthcare industry with telehealth nursing solutions – the benefits!
To put things in perspective, everyone in the healthcare industry is benefited from telehealth nursing. EVERYONE!
Benefits for the patients
- Benefit #1: Patients don’t travel unnecessarily.
- Benefit #2: Patients save time and money with traveling cuts.
- Benefit #3: Patients receive homely-care without feeling distressed.
- Benefit #4: Patients have access to doctors and nurses quickly.
- Benefit #5: Patients are way more satisfied with fast treatment-flow.
- Benefit #6: Patients in remote areas have access to world-class experts and services.
Benefits for healthcare providers
- Benefit #1: Providers can address a more extensive patient base without setting up new healthcare units in rural areas.
- Benefit #2: Providers can treat potential patients without additional traveling expenses.
- Benefit #3: Providers have low mental burnout with more efficient telenursing systems.
- Benefit #4: Providers spend more time with patients, otherwise spending their time traveling and running.
Benefits for healthcare units
- Benefit #1: Units have fewer wasted (no-show) appointments.
- Benefit #2: Units save money with frequent e-visits.
- Benefit #3: Units observe low re-admissions.
Telehealth nursing— the future of healthcare is here!
If you’re wondering if telehealth nursing is just a concept, far away from reality, we are sorry to spill the beans, only you’re. Many healthcare facilities are already practicing telehealth, and the survey suggests 94% of patients feel “more satisfied” with such radical changes in the treatment workflow. So what’s the wait for? Pick yourself up on the groove and give patients the healthcare facilities they deserve.