Title

The Impact of Telehealth Monitoring on Physical Therapy Outcomes in Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients

Presenter Information

Christina FrazierFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Jessica Naber, RN, PhD; Lori Ballard, RN, MSN

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

One of the most recent ongoing innovations in healthcare is the integration of telehealth technology to provide more efficient, cost-effective care for clients while from the comfort of their residence. According to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), “telehealth” is a broad term used to describe the use of electronic communications to deliver clinical services as well as other types of health information (ATA 2018). This technology can be utilized in many different settings and functions to meet the individualized needs of each client. Telehealth therapy has been shown to reduce overall client care cost and hospital readmissions, increase positive client recoveries, and increase client feelings of independence. Research studies have indicated that this practice could be highly beneficial to clients enrolled in post-operative physical therapy after undergoing a total knee arthroplasty.

Key Words: Telehealth, Telemedicine, Total Knee Arthroplasty, Physical Therapy

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The Impact of Telehealth Monitoring on Physical Therapy Outcomes in Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients

One of the most recent ongoing innovations in healthcare is the integration of telehealth technology to provide more efficient, cost-effective care for clients while from the comfort of their residence. According to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), “telehealth” is a broad term used to describe the use of electronic communications to deliver clinical services as well as other types of health information (ATA 2018). This technology can be utilized in many different settings and functions to meet the individualized needs of each client. Telehealth therapy has been shown to reduce overall client care cost and hospital readmissions, increase positive client recoveries, and increase client feelings of independence. Research studies have indicated that this practice could be highly beneficial to clients enrolled in post-operative physical therapy after undergoing a total knee arthroplasty.

Key Words: Telehealth, Telemedicine, Total Knee Arthroplasty, Physical Therapy