Rationale 3: One of the uses of telehealth has been to offer health care to rural residents.
Rationale 4: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides for billions of dollars in stimulus
funding for research, operations, and grants in the telemedicine, telehealth, and informatics sectors. More than 24
government agencies provide grant monies to fund telehealth, telemedicine, and health information technologies,
including the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Defense, Veterans Affairs,
Commerce, Agriculture, Energy, Justice, Interior, Education, Labor, State, and Transportation.
Cognitive Level: Understanding
Client Need: Safe Effective Care Environment
Client Need Sub: Management of Care
Nursing/Integrated Concepts: Caring
Telenursing is defined as which of the following?
1. The synthesis of nursing and information systems
2. The synthesis of nursing and telecommunications and information technology
3. The synthesis of health care and telecommunications
4. The synthesis of nursing and communication technology