Grant to Explore Telemedicine Impact on ICU care | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Grant to Explore Telemedicine Impact on ICU care

February 9, 2011
by root
| Reprints

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently awarded its first $50,000 AACN Impact Research Grant to Ruth Kleinpell, Ph.D., RN-CS, FAAN, director, Center for Clinical Research, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, and professor, Rush University College of Nursing.

Kleinpell will explore the impact of telemedicine on ICU nursing care with co-investigators from Sutter Health, Sacramento-Sierra region, Calif.; Baptist Health South Florida, Miami; Resurrection Health Care, Chicago; UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester; and Eastern Maine Medical Center, Portland. They will conduct a two-phase study that includes national benchmarking of a random sample of 350 nurses who work in tele-ICUs to identify the impact of telemedicine on nursing care, including barriers and benefits.

Kleinpell received AACN's 2010 Flame of Excellence Award for sustained regional and national contributions to acute and critical care nursing. A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Washington, D.C.; American College of Critical Care Medicine, Mount Prospect, Ill.; and Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Austin, Texas, she edited "Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing," 2nd edition, which earned a 2009 Advanced Practice Nursing Book of the Year award from the American Journal of Nursing.



NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Partner on Telemedicine Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring expanded access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s healthcare through new telemedicine services, the two organizations announced this week.

ONC Releases Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) developed a framework to help health systems, large practices, health information exchanges and payers to improve their patient demographic data quality.

AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.