This post, by Senior Fellow Liz Seegert, was originally published on July 10, 2012 on TheAtlantic.com, presented by Capella University. It is reposted here with their permission.
There’s no doubt that technology is revolutionizing health care. Nowhere is this more true than in the field of nursing
From telemedicine to smart beds, nurses are at the forefront of managing high-tech health care solutions. The right technology can help nurses deliver more efficient, safer and higher-quality patient care.
Changing for the Better
“Telemedicine and tele-monitoring are commonplace now,” said Patricia Spencer, RN, BSN, MBA, former director of dialysis services at South Nassau Community Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y. “Care coordination is done electronically, allowing patients to remain at home. We check on patients virtually, and remotely retrieve vitals such as glucose levels, or heart rate.”