RCN’s New Technology Guide: Using Telehealth to Monitor Patients Remotely (RCN)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012].


The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has produced five guides to help nursing staff use new technology in improving clinical practice. This particular guide covers telehealth as an approach using a digital network to provide automated monitoring and care delivery to a patient who is in a different physical location to the health care professional providing treatment. Telehealth is not a substitute for clinical consultation; it should complement existing health care where face-to-face interaction does not make social, clinical or economic sense. Section headings in this guide comprise:

  1. Introduction: delivering health care remotely.
  2. Your guide to using telehealth in health care.
  3. The type of information being transmitted.
  4. Benefits of remote monitoring.
  5. Designing a remote monitoring service: guidance for leaders and managers.
  6. Evaluating and measuring success.
  7. Conclusion.
  8. References.

Full Text Link


Using telehealth to monitor patients remotely: an RCN guide on using technology to complement nursing practice. London: Royal College of Nursing (RCN), May 10th 2012. ISBN: 978-1-908782-02-1

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