Telehealth Nursing SIG

The mission of the Telehealth Nursing SIG is to collaborate with our nursing colleagues to provide collective input, guidance and information about telenursing and its various emerging roles and settings, policy, educational preparation, competencies, clinical orientation and the use Telehealth, eHealth and mHealth technologies for patient care.

The Telehealth Nursing SIG interests includes developing and reviewing existing standards and guidelines for telehealth nursing (e.g. competencies, core principles) and increasing awareness globally and disseminating information to one’s legislators or government health organization to advance the role of the telehealth nurse in the 21st century.

SIG members communicate via ATA’s HUB which is a secure internal members communication tool with numerous features, providing member profiles, a members directory, and updates via listservs, forums, blogs and event calendars.

Our SIG offers 6-8 telephone conference calls/per year with opportunities for novice to expert Telenurses to work on special projects, write papers, research and to share our expertise. We provide educational discussions about Telehealth, eHealth, and mHealth for patient care as well as offering educational webinars. Members have the opportunity to participate in the ATA annual and mid-year meetings, pre-conference workshops, meet and greet sessions to learn about our SIG, SIG annual group meeting, professional scientific sessions and the opportunity to submit and participate in a poster or podium presentation at the annual and/or mid-year meetings.
Leigh Ann Poole, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Vice Chair
Marie Mann, RN, BSN, MPS-HSA
Vice President, Business Development and Clinical Product Innovation
Bosch Healthcare
McLean, VA

Immediate Past Chair 
Terri Imus, RN
ANGELS Outreach Nurse
Little Rock, AR

At-Large Committee Members

  • Jenevra Foisy, RN, BSN, Telehealth Coordinator, Alaska Federal Healthcare Access Network (AFHCAN), Anchorage, AK; 907-729-2267,
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SIG Products

Standards and Guidelines

Expert Consensus Recommendations for Videoconferencing-Based Telepresenting (October 2011)
Expert Consensus Recommendations for Videoconferencing-Based Telepresenting 
Published October 2011
Administrative, technical and clinical standards for health professionals using videoconferencing-based telepresenting to connect patients with remote medical providers. Funding support for this initiative was provided by United Health Foundation.

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General Resources

  • Telenursing Fact Sheet (2011)
    A one-page primer on telenursing and relevant skill sets. 

  • Telehealth Nursing White Paper (2008)
    The information contained in this document is intended to enlighten and empower nurses and others regarding the field of telehealth nursing and applications of telehealth technologies.

Telehealth Nursing Literature

The PubMed database allows users to create URL links for customized searches. The Telehealth Nursing SIG has compiled a list of useful search topics, all related to telehealth activities within nursing, to help users find the latest scientific literature on the topic.