Understanding Integration Of Patient Information Into An Electronic Form

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Telenursing: Is It in My Future? Interestingly enough, technology continues to evolve throughout of the world, healthcare is no exception to this phenomenon. As opposed to previous generations of nurses, the nurse of today may have a better understanding of advanced technologies and have an arsenal of tools such as computer systems and the World Wide Web to deliver patient care, but has the fundamentals of nursing changed? What about patient safety, do these systems assist the nurse in providing for safe care delivery? In saying this, many believe that these advances have been instrumental in safer patient care outcomes. For instance, the electronic health record also known as E.H.R. have been designed to assist in evidence based nursing workflows that are patient focused to ensure patient safety and at the same time utilize meaningful use documentation that captures key patient data (Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 282). Understanding integration of patient information into an electronic form such as the E.H.R., and utilizing computerized systems along with a multitude of other systems such as telephones, faxes, smartphones and video conferencing, the nurse is able to better manage and provide for patients (Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 523).
In reviewing the evolution of nursing and utilization of technology, one needs to take a closer look at telehealth and telenursing. Telehealth is the utilization of electronic and telecommunication to provide healthcare to patients within…

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