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Telehealth a Smart Option for College Students

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on July 31, 2014 at 5:04pm 0 Comments

In my last article, I extolled the virtues of telehealth for building the next generation of nurses and the technology’s benefits for the health system writ large. Let’s turn that concept around: how does telehealth support a healthier college student body?

 

As colleges and universities throughout the nation struggle to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirements, about 19 million young adults lack basic healthcare coverage according to the…

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For the Greater Good: Telenursing in America

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on July 28, 2014 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

It’s no secret there is a nursing shortage in America. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections 2012-2022 released in December 2013, Registered Nursing (RN) is among the top occupations in terms of job growth over the next decade. The RN workforce will grow from 2.71 million in 2012 to 3.24 million in 2022, an increase of 526,800 nurses or 19% of the nursing sector. However, a 19%…

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Health Tech Isn’t Just for Hospitals: Telehealth in Community Settings

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on July 2, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Health Tech Isn’t Just for Hospitals: Telehealth in Community Settings

 

We’ve heard the alarming news about the nursing shortage, and we know many seniors and others with chronic healthcare challenges receive care in their homes. In the days of evidence-based practice, how do community health providers compare? And, perhaps more importantly, why should you care?

 

We read a recent article on how home healthcare providers are using video teleconferencing to…

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Using Research & Evaluation Grants to Find Tech Funding: Two Case Studies to Motivate You

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on April 16, 2014 at 1:32pm 0 Comments

In previous posts, we’ve talked about using operating, program, and capital grants to fund your technology needs. But there is another option (isn't that always the case). Have you considered using research or evaluation grants?

The following two case studies illustrate how you can get the tech funding you need AND secure more support for your programs.

Case Study #1: Evaluation of a Children’s Overweight/Obesity Program at School

One school-based health…

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