Oct 05, 2018

Nurse Leaders Improving Access to Care through Telehealth

October 18, 2018

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Audio file only.


Registered nurses are vital in delivering high-quality telehealth.

They lead the way in using telehealth to improve wellness for vulnerable populations. Not only are nurses delivering care and managing telehealth programs, they also provide organizational and public policy leadership on the increasing use of telehealth.

We heard from two nurse leaders of telehealth services in large health systems. Their teams serve a range of people with various chronic needs, including pregnant women with diabetes and older adults requiring ventilator care. Participants learned how nurses are leading telehealth initiatives to help people transition from acute care to home, and to help people of all ages obtain high-quality care at home.

The Campaign for Action will also explored how state laws can be barriers to telehealth care, including the effect of state-level licensing laws for RNs and APRNs. This topic aligns with AARP’s mission to help empower older adults to live with dignity in a place of their choosing.


  • Nina Antoniotti, RN, MBA, PhD, executive director, TeleHealth and Clinical Outreach, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Tina Benton, BSN, RN, oversight director, Center for Distance Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Winifred Quinn, PhD, FAANP (H), director of advocacy and consumer affairs, Center to Champion Nursing in America