For this assignment, you will locate a scholarly article published within

For this assignment, you will locate a scholarly article published within the last 3 years in a peer-reviewed journal on telehealth.

For this assignment, you will locate a scholarly article published within the last 3 years in a peer-reviewed journal on telehealth.

DNP 805 Topic 6 Assignment Telehealth


Telehealth encompasses a wide range of basic to complex health care delivery options, with an equally expansive array of technologies that may be employed. For this assignment, you will locate a scholarly article published within the last 3 years in a peer-reviewed journal on telehealth. This assignment consists of two parts; Part One requires you to develop and present a two-paragraph assessment comprising a précis and critical evaluation of a scholarly article focusing on a telehealth technology, and the second part requires you to construct a Mind Map to generate ideas about how the telehealth technology you identified can be used in your current practice.

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This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

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PART I: Précis and Critical Evaluation.

Donald Davidson, in his book, American Composition and Rhetoric, discusses the précis as follows:

“A précis is not an outline, but a summary or digest. It is useful as an exercise in grasping the essential ideas of an already completed composition and in stating these ideas in concentrated form. The précis shears away all elaborations of the thought and gives only what is left, in such a way as to make the summary a complete composition. It does not, therefore, skeletonize the original composition so much as it reduces its scale. Many of the articles in The Reader’s Digest are only précis, so skillfully done that the average reader does not know that he is reading a summary. Since the précis says a great deal within a brief space, it is of great service in taking notes on library assignments and general reading.”

The précis should be an organization of ideas, include logical sequencing of points, contain clear and meaningful expression, and use language suitable to the situation. When finished, the précis should clearly state:

A statement of what was studied (i.e., argued, discussed, deliberated).

A statement of focus of the scholarly article you selected, (i.e., how it was organized and completed).

A statement of what information was identified or learned from the scholarly article.

A statement of why the information in the article is important to your field of study.

PART II: Mind Map.

Brainstorm to generate ideas about how the telehealth technology you identified can be used in your current practice using a mind map. Submit the final map along with the précis to the Topic drop box.

How to do it:

Take a sheet(s) of paper and write an identifiable main idea in the center of the page, using a one-three words. (You may also achieve this via an electronic sheet of “paper”).

Draw a branch off your main idea; on the branch write or draw a main topic related to your main idea.

Continue to branch off from your main idea with main topics as needed.

From your main topics, branch off with subtopics.

From your subtopics, branch off with supporting details (write and/or draw). Continue to add more details. You are free to add more topics, subtopics, or any other items.

When you stand back and survey your work, you should see a map: hence the name for this activity. At this point you can start to form conclusions about how to approach a potential area of practice change. At the end of the day, what you do with the particular “map” or “cluster set” or “web” that you produce depends on what you need.

Submit both the précis and the final mind map in fulfillment of this assignment.

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Consider current telehealth strategies and alternatives. Evaluate current implementation strategies
for telehealth systems and provide an assessment of the pros and cons.
The Institute of Health Care improvement stated that telehealth could be very impactful with meeting
the triple aim needs of the healthcare system by improving the health of the population and providing
accessibility and reliability with practice care and decreasing the costs of healthcare to the population.
Telehealth is defined as being able to use information electronically with telecommunications
technologies to provide long-distance clinical care to a patient, provide, continue and maintain patient
health-related education and manage health administrative services and public health (Alexander,
Hoy, & Frith, 2019).
The Pros of Telehealth
The digital era has made it easy to integrate stored computerized information and transmit it through
voice and video data at such a high speed to provide quick access care to local and remote areas lacking
professional services. It has enabled the use of telehealth services such as remote access to patient
information, videoconferencing, remote monitoring. It has also provided real-time applications with the
care provided using live video synchronous conferencing. The information is recorded and documented
immediately. It can also be stored and forwarded to the consulting physician later, such as with medical
visits, or x-rays or photos of wounds. There is also the use of remote patient monitoring (RPM). This is
the use of medical equipment’s at home and transmitted to the provider. And also, the mobile health
(mHealth). This is using mobile technologies like smart phones, personal digital assistants, tablets (PDAs)
to transmit information (Alexander, Hoy, & Frith, 2019). Successful implementation of digital health
technology will be imperative for improving patient outcomes and ensuring financial stability for health
care practices (American Medical Association. (2022). This electronic communication means the use of
interactive telecommunications equipment that includes, at a minimum, audio and video equipment.

Telemedicine is viewed as a cost-effective alternative to the more traditional face-to-face way of
providing medical care (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), (2021)
The Cons of Telehealth.
Patient privacy and security is one of the biggest concerns in the healthcare system. The system faces a
lot of issues with providing and protecting patient privacy and patients have a right to protect their
privacy. All means of communication for the patient care using telehealth must be compliant with the
policies and standards of care and with the regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA). The use of technology for older adult patients may create stress because
they do not know how to use it. So, providers expecting them to use it and create stress to them is
unethical. With telecommunications, there are issues with network downtime, wrong documentations,
issues of passwords failures or resets. Sometimes the video and audio may not be clear and cause delays
and frustrations. The portability of licensure for providers across several states is still an issue with
telehealth. There is movement towards providing licensure across the Unites States for providers using
telehealth (Alexander, Hoy, & Frith, 2019).
Identify a particular practice area (e.g., clinic, hospital, primary care site) and discuss how you as a
health care leader might you implement a similar strategy in that area?
The clinical practice area that I will discuss is the hospital center. Some patients come to the ED and go
through and triage and some directly via an ambulance and bypass physical triage and others are
transfers from other hospitals. Sometimes with these situations, there is no updated family contact,
phone numbers are wrong. Either the patient was unable to answer these questions, or they were
confused and there was no family with them or sometimes, it is sad to say the registrants do not verify
this information correctly and ask the patient is the emergency contact is the same or they do not ask at
all. Sometimes, and emergency contact still on the face sheet has been deceased for several years or the
emergency contact is no longer in contact with the patient, they may have moved away and their phone
numbers are wrong. Sometimes these are not taken care of until the Case manager is working on that
patient. I would implement a telehealth system that flags that information until it is resolved by
admitting, nursing or case management so that it is not forgotten. It is a job for everyone even the
physicians can help provide any information that they know.
Alexander, S., Hoy, H., & Frith, K. (2019). Applied clinical informatics for nurses (2nd ed.). Jones &
Bartlett Learning.
American Medical Association. (2022, February 16). Digital health implementation playbook
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). (2021, December 1). Telemedicine. the
official U.S. government site for Medicare | Medicaid.

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