Enrollment of Veterans Into a Heart Failure Home Telehealth Program

Laurie Brainerd, Shelley Hawkins

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Abstract

Heart failure (HF) affects 5.7 million Americans and is the most common reason for 30-day readmissions. While evidence supports incorporating home telehealth (HT) programs within health care organizations to support HF patient care, it is essential to carefully map HT into existing care pathways to promote successful outcomes. The purpose of this evidence-based project was to increase enrollment in an existing Veteran’s Administration HT HF program through a strategically designed HT program plan. The outcomes included a 300% enrollment and no project participant readmissions during the 9-month project. Given the competency development in strategic and program planning, advanced practice registered nurses are ideally suited to provide the leadership in designing, implementing, and evaluating HT programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalHome Health Care Management and Practice
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

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Telemedicine
Veterans
Heart Failure
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Patient Care
Nurses
Organizations
Delivery of Health Care

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Leadership and Management
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Enrollment of Veterans Into a Heart Failure Home Telehealth Program. / Brainerd, Laurie; Hawkins, Shelley.

In: Home Health Care Management and Practice, Vol. 28, No. 3, 01.08.2016, p. 155-160.

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