Nurses Telecommute

 
 
By M.L. Baker  |  Posted 2004-07-12 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

More and more health care professionals are helping patients via computers and phones.

More and more health care professionals are helping patients via computers and phones. IntelliCare, Health Dialog, and Health Dialog have set up call centers in Portland staffed by nurses and registered dieticians who answer medical and wellness questions. Some nurses also work from home offices, calling older people as part of a federal disease management program. In addition to cutting health costs by stemming unnecessary emergency visits, telenursing allows older nurses to share their knowledge without requiring physically demanding labor. Read the full story from the Portland Press Herald.
 
 
 
 
Monya Baker is co-editor of CIOInsight.com's Health Care Center. She has written for publications including the journal Nature Biotechnology, the Acumen Journal of Sciences and the American Medical Writers Association, among others, and has worked as a consultant with biotechnology companies. A former high school science teacher, Baker holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Carleton College and a master's of education from Harvard.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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