Telehealth Case Management Case Studies

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The study by Sharma and Clarke (2014) stated that, in order for telehealth to be effective, it must mesh well with pre-existing factors, such as perceptions of healthcare personnel affected by telehealth, the administration’s goals for telehealth, and the factors associated with barriers and facilitators. The research question by Sharma and Clarke (2014) wished to understand “how the users describe their experience of the challenges posed by integrating telehealth with existing case management practices and care routines” (p.4). The sample consisted of 16 healthcare personnel members that consisted of congestive heart nurses, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease nurses, community social workers, and community matrons. Community matrons are defined as experienced nurses who have expertise in the knowledge and treatment associated with patients who have at least two chronic illnesses. The experience with …show more content…
The method of the study included both longitudinal and phenomenological techniques. Three focus groups consisting of at least two different nursing subgroups over a span of a year with 8 conclusion interviews were used to collect the qualitative data. The focus groups lasted 40-70 minutes, and the interviews lasted 45-50 minutes. The aim of these discussions was to gain insight on the initial perceptions and prepossessed thoughts associated with telehealth, such as whether they believed telehealth was beneficial or a hindrance. At the end of the study, eight interviews were conducted to delve into the true experiences incurred by the study’s sample’s interactions with telehealth. Of the eight interviews, four of the 16 study