technology & home careTelehealth Is Your Staff Ready To Implement? A Descriptive Exploratory Study of Readiness for this Technology in Home Health CareBrowning, Sarah Via DNP, RN-BC; Tullai-McGuinness, Susan PhD, RN; Madigan, Elizabeth PhD, RN, FAAN; Struk, Cynthia PhD, MSN, PNP Author Information Sarah Via Browning, DNP, RN-BC, is Director from Systems Operations and Support, CarilionClinic Home Care, Roanoke, Virginia. Susan Tullai-McGuinness, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Elizabeth Madigan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Cynthia Struk PhD, MSN, PNP, is Vice President Performance Improvement and Research, VNAHPO, Cleveland, Ohio. Address for correspondence: Sarah Browning, DNP, RN-BC, CarilionClinic Home Care, 1615 Franklin Road, Roanoke, VA 24016 (e-mail: [email protected]). Telehealth is defined in this study as remote telemonitoring in the patient's home using a device to capture vital signs and related healthcare information, which is transmitted over the phone line. Telehealth, used to support home visits, is one solution to position home health agencies for success in the pay-for-performance model. Staff readiness to implement remote monitoring impacts device implementation and success of the telehealth program. The authors of this study evaluated nurse readiness for telehealth implementation within the home health agencies of one health system providing insight into the implementation plan. Home Healthcare Nurse: The Journal for the Home Care and Hospice Professional 27(4):p 242-248, April 2009. | DOI: 10.1097/01.NHH.0000349911.12860.f2 Buy Metrics © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.