In a recent episode of the "Slice of Healthcare" podcast, Dr. Ashley VonNida, CNO at Equum Medical, joined a panel of industry experts to discuss the revolutionary concept of virtual nursing. The panel consisted of Sarah Bell, Nurse Administrator at the Mayo Clinic, Sylvain Trepanier, SVP, System CNO at Providence, and Lisbeth Votruba, Chief Clinical Officer at AvaSure.
These healthcare leaders explored the evolution of virtual nursing, its potential impact, and the challenges that lie ahead. Here are some key takeaways from their conversation:
Virtual nursing is not just an emerging trend—it's a critical response to the ongoing healthcare crisis. With a significant number of healthcare workers leaving their jobs, virtual nursing provides an effective solution to maintain quality patient care while addressing staff shortages. The panel agreed that virtual nursing could have its most considerable impact in areas where healthcare resources are scarce, making quality care more accessible and equitable.
The conversation also delved into how virtual nursing could play a significant role in the maturation of telehealth organizations. As technology advances, so does the potential for more integrated and effective patient care. However, for virtual nursing to reach its full potential, barriers still need to be overcome. These include technological challenges, regulatory issues, and acceptance from both healthcare professionals and patients.
Looking ahead, the panel expressed their hopes for the future of virtual nursing. From wider adoption across healthcare facilities to more robust and user-friendly technology, the opportunities are endless. By embracing virtual nursing, we can improve patient outcomes, enhance healthcare delivery, and create a more resilient healthcare system.
The episode concluded with the panelists sharing their admiration for individuals who are making a significant impact on the field of virtual nursing. Their insights and efforts are shaping the future of healthcare.
To learn more about the transformative potential of virtual nursing, listen to the full "Slice of Healthcare" podcast episode featuring Dr. Ashley VonNida and other healthcare leaders. Their informative and insightful conversation is a must-listen for anyone interested in the future of healthcare.