Pilot study to determine the feasibility of using telemedicine to assist nurse practitioners with managing acute change in condition and palliative care assessments of nursing home residents

Faculty Role: 
Grant Role: 
Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: 
UPMC Technology Development Center (TDC), Center for Connected Medicine and Department of Biomedical Informatics
Project Dates: 
11/01/2012 to 10/31/2013

The primary goal of this quality improvement project is to determine the feasibility of using telemedicine to assist nurse practitioners with managing acute change in condition and palliative care assessments of UPMC nursing home patients. To assess feasibility, we intend to utilize web-based surveys to quantify the perception of these services in terms of quality of the medical care provided, quality of the equipment used, and perceived barriers to implementation, both before and following each telemedicine encounter.

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