Crundall-Goode A and Goode KM (2014) Using telehealth for heart failure: Barriers, pitfalls and nursing service models. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 9(8): 396–406
Abstract: The management of long-term conditions such as chronic heart failure (CHF) will need to change due to a growing ageing population and the need to deliver health care within finite resources. Telehealth (or remote patient monitoring) is being introduced as a possible solution to meet these demands and has implications for the way nursing care is delivered and how services are reorganised. This paper guides nurses and their managers on how to meet the challenges of implementing a telehealth service for CHF management by exploring the possible barriers and pitfalls to its introduction, and comparing the advantages and disadvantages of different nursing telehealth service models in use in the UK.