School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Telehealth, Pediatric, Child, Advanced Practice Nurse, Rural, Outcomes
Health Information Technology | Nursing
Moyer, Tamara Sue, "An Integrative Review: Best Practices in Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Telehealth Services to Improve Outcomes for Children With Chronic Health Conditions" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2801.
Telehealth is a rapidly growing field that affords individuals the opportunity to receive access to specialty providers, reduce expenses and travel, break down geographic barriers, deliver equality of care, and improve patient outcomes. Equality of healthcare for pediatric patients with chronic health conditions in rural areas face geographic barriers to delivery of care, resulting in poor patient outcomes, and increased costs. An integrative review was completed to identify and describe research findings in an attempt to answer the clinical questions proposed and identify areas in research that can lead to improved patient outcomes. The need to receive access to specialty care providers brings challenges that telehealth services, provided by APRNs, can make a difference. The future of healthcare providers, including APRNs, must include training to build competencies and confidence, and bring advocacy for underserved pediatric patient populations by breaking down additional barriers to ease of use with information technology.