Nursing News: Nurses Help Veterans Engage in Care

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, February 11th, 2014

At the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers across the United States, military veterans are assisted by nurses and encouraged to complete and document in their “My HealtheVet” electronic patient-centered computerized tracking system.

“This system encourages patients to be engaged with their own care by recording symptoms, information they want to discuss with their healthcare providers and other key health information that puts them in the driver’s seat of their own healthy choice living styles,” said Debi Sampsel, DNP, MSN, BA, RN, chief officer of innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Nursing in Ohio.

Sampsel predicted the devices in use today are the precursors to a new healthcare delivery that will be contained in eye glasses, wrist bands and other health data monitoring and projection technologies that will put consumer health involvement at their fingertips.

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