NM 208 – Nursing Informatics
Perhaps one of the most exciting benefits of nursing informatics is the ability to deliver health information and education without needing to be physically present. While there are many definitions of telehealth, for this project consider this one:
Telehealth is a collection of means or methods for enhancing health care, public health, and health education delivery and support using telecommunications technologies (Center for Connected Health Policy, 2016).
For this project, you will research a population’s health needs and determine how you could meet this need using telehealth.
This assignment consists of three parts:
Through research, determine who, what, where, and how of your project. This will consist of an e-mail to the instructor where you will define:
Who: Define the target population for your effort. Consider factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, location, and health issues.
What: Define your goal.
Where: Decide where your population will be for this effort.
How: Decide what technologies you will use to deliver your information.
Send this information to the instructor via an e-mail. Be open to further defining or adjusting your project depending on what others in the class are doing.
This will be a research paper at least 3 pages in length, in APA format, that includes:
· The information from part 1.
· An outline of your telehealth effort.
· How will you determine if the information presented was understood?
· What resources will you need? Consider technological resources, physical space, interpreters, etc.
· How will you make up for the fact that you will not be face to face with the client(s)?
You will do a presentation to the class on your telehealth effort. This presentation will be at least 10 minutes and not more than 15 minutes. You should provide the information from part 2 along with a short demonstration of your telehealth effort.
Center for Connected Health Policy. (2016). What is telehealth? Retrieved from http://cchpca.org/what-is-telehealth.