A Scoping Review of Telehealth-Assisted Case Management for Chronic Illnesses

Jee Young Joo, Megan F Liu

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Abstract

This scoping review aimed to examine telehealth-assisted case management for chronic illnesses and assess its overall impact on health care delivery. Guided by the PRISMA statement, this review included 36 empirical studies published between 2011 and 2020. This study identified three weaknesses and four strengths of telehealth-assisted case management. While the weaknesses were negative feelings about telehealth, challenges faced by patients in learning and using telehealth devices, and increased workload for case managers, the strengths included efficient and timely care, increased access to health care services, support for patients’ satisfaction, and cost savings. Future research can be designed and conducted for overcoming the weaknesses of telehealth-assisted case management. Additionally, the strengths identified by this review need to be translated from research into case management practice for chronic illness care. This review not only describes the value of such care strategy, but also provides implications for future nursing practice and research.

Original languageEnglish
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
Early online dateApr 23 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Apr 23 2021

Keywords

  • Case management
  • Chronic illness
  • Review
  • Scoping review
  • Technology
  • Telehealth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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