A Robotic Device to Enhance Nursing Home Provider Telepresence During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Natalie A. Manley, Julie B. Boron, Marcia Y. Shade, Isha Jain, Jungyoon Kim, Robin S. Chirackal, Mandy L. Byers, Karina I. Bishop, Muhammad S. Ashraf, Laura K. Tyner, Sarah E. Stream, Jane F. Potter

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic presented significant challenges to face-to-face communication with people residing in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings. Telemedicine is an alternative, but facility staff may be overburdened with the management of the equipment. Here we introduce the use of a mobile HIPPA-compliant telepresence robot (MTR) to bridge this barrier, which may be beneficial to reimagine options for PALTC in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-314.e2
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2022

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Telemedicine
  • long-term care
  • nursing home staff burden
  • robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Policy
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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