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Telehealth Nursing in Canada: Opportunities for Nurses to Shape the Future

  • Antonia Arnaert
  • Fiona Macfarlane
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


The publicly funded health-care system in Canada, known as “Medicare,” has long been a source of national pride. The system, funded primarily by tax dollars, provides universal coverage and is based on the five principles of universality, portability, comprehensiveness, accessibility, and public administration.36 Governed by the Canada Health Act, which includes the definition of the regulatory and funding schemes, the national health insurance program is composed of ten provincial and three territorial health insurance plans. Each province and territory is responsible for the management, organization, and delivery of health and health-care services to its residents32 (see Fig. 4.1)


Nursing Practice Interactive Voice Response Chronic Disease Management Nursing Profession National Health Insurance Program 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



Chronic Disease Management


Canadian Nursing Association


Electronic Health Records


Information and Communication Technologies


Interactive Voice Response


National Initiative for Telehealth Guidelines


Nurse Practitioner


Registered Nurse


Telehealth Nursing



We would like to thank the telehealth nurses, coordinators, and experts in the field of telehealth in Canada for their insight and contribution. We also thank our contacts from the different nursing regulatory bodies in Canada for their views and thoughts about THN practice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of NursingMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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