Telehealth in the School Setting

  title={Telehealth in the School Setting},
  author={Cori A Reynolds and Erin D. Maughan},
  journal={The Journal of School Nursing},
  pages={44 - 53}
Telehealth, the provision of health care through long-distance telecommunications technology, is a tool that can be used by school nurses to address and improve the health status of schoolchildren. The purpose of this literature review is to examine research related to implementation of telehealth in the school setting. A review of the literature was conducted using CINAHL, ERIC, Medline, and PubMed databases and the search terms such as telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, school, and schools… 

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