Telehealth Nursing in Canada: Opportunities for Nurses to Shape the Future
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)
KeywordsNursing Practice Interactive Voice Response Chronic Disease Management Nursing Profession National Health Insurance Program
Chronic Disease Management
Canadian Nursing Association
Electronic Health Records
Information and Communication Technologies
Interactive Voice Response
National Initiative for Telehealth Guidelines
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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