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.