Alan Allen

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  • A Allen
  • 1995
Some of the changes in the care of hospital inpatients are discussed. How are nurses responding to staff downsizing, reorganization, and other cost-cutting measures? The author recounts her personal quest for answers in her roles as a concerned nurse, a nursing instructor, and a hospital patient.
OBJECTIVES To conduct an in-depth case analysis of the University of Kansas Telemedicine Program in order to identify organizational and communications elements that may be hindering the program's effectiveness. METHODS A case analysis was done, employing a combination of methodologies (direct observation, interview, and survey) involving extensive data(More)
  • A Allen
  • 1994
Documenting medical records is often done hurriedly; it is a last responsibility before the patient is discharged, sometimes after the shift has actually ended. What seemed so clear at the time it was written may be barely legible, unbelievably incomplete, and perhaps legally indefensible later. The patient's chart is a permanent legal record that can(More)
Medical information has been transmitted using wireless technologies for almost 80 years. A "wired wireless" electronic stethoscope was developed by the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the early 1920's, for potential use in ship-to-shore transmission of cardiac sounds. [Winters SR. Diagnosis by wireless. Scientific American June 11, 1921, p. 465] Today, wireless(More)
Latin America, stretching 6,000 miles from Mexico to Tierro del Fuego, is comprised of twenty countries totaling nearly 1/2 billion people. There are wide variations in median income levels, medical access, telecommunications infrastructures, and levels of rurality. The great variety of settings precludes any simple approach to telemedicine deployment.