TeleCare: First Nurse Telehealth Program

August 31, 2020

Lunette Castillo is launching TeleCare, Bermuda’s “first nurse-led telehealth programme,” which provides “Bluetooth vital signs monitoring, remote patient monitoring, care coordination, chronic disease management, medication adherence, COVID-19 monitoring, transitional care [i.e. hospital discharge], health education, health coaching, and more.”

A spokesperson said, “TeleCare Bermuda allows you to have a nurse available at your fingertips. TeleCare Bermuda is your Bermuda based virtual healthcare advocacy service and is dedicated to promoting health equity by waiving ALL health insurance copays.

“Our mission is to improve the health of all residents of Bermuda by delivering innovative telehealth services that are proven to reduce the burden of chronic disease.

“The service operates from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

“TeleCare Bermuda provides telehealth nursing services that are tailored for the residents of Bermuda. We specialize in Bluetooth vital signs monitoring, remote patient monitoring, care coordination, chronic disease management, medication adherence, COVID-19 monitoring, transitional care [i.e. hospital discharge], health education, health coaching, and more.

“The service was founded by Lunette Castillo, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC, Doctoral Candidate, Leadership to Improve Health Population Outcomes.”

Ms. Castillo said, “I feel honored to bring an evidence-based telehealth nursing solution to Bermuda that is completely tailored to the needs of our population. The evidence shows that the greatest improvements in our individual health outcomes occurs in the interactions that we have in between physician visits, and I am completely humbled to be able to bring such a service to Bermuda.

“TeleCare Bermuda strives to serve as a daily virtual health advocate for all residents of Bermuda regardless of socioeconomic status.

“According to the World Health Organization, 2020 is recognized as being the year of the nurse, and their theme is “nurses a voice to lead, nursing the world to health.”

“The International Council of Nurses’ president Annette Kennedy wants to empower nurses to understand that “nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges and that we are essential to helping achieve the sustainable development goals.”

“According to our Minister of health the honorable Ms. Kim Wilson during an address to the house she described the prevalence of obesity and non-communicable disease as being “a matter of national importance.”

“She further stated that obesity and non-communicable diseases are causing an economic burden over time and that she was committed to tackle the scourge of obesity and chronic non-communicable diseases in Bermuda. TeleCare Bermuda aims to achieve the health priorities as set by WHO, ICN and our Minister of Health Ms. Kim Wilson.

“I would like to personally thank the government of Bermuda for being such a proponent of nursing, specifically through BHEC and various economic development initiatives. I am grateful for the government’s consistent support and commitment to access to health for all.

“With four months to the completion of my doctoral degree in Leadership to Improve Health Population Outcomes, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to offer this healthcare solution for Bermuda. I have a sincere passion for helping to solve healthcare disparities.

“Having over eight years of nurse practitioner experience and implementing successful community health programs in the USA and Bermuda, I am confident that my team and I have the knowledge, resources and cutting-edge technology to tackle Bermuda’s current health crisis.

“TeleCare Bermuda provides evidence-based telehealth nursing services to residents of Bermuda. The Company’s focus is remote patient monitoring, care coordination, chronic disease management, transitional care, health education and health coaching.

“TeleCare Bermuda’s vision is to transform community healthcare in Bermuda by incorporating telehealth technologies and to become the nucleus of chronic disease management in Bermuda’s healthcare system. TeleCare Bermuda is backed by a leading software company for telehealth services in the USA and was founded by a nurse practitioner who holds a current Family Nurse Practitioner ANCC board certification and is licensed in multiple states.

“The company is based in Bermuda and supported by BHEC Chronic Disease Innovation Fund grant. To learn more, visit us on Facebook @TeleCareBermuda.”

Click here banner of health related matters 3

Read More About

Category: All

Comments (2)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Pri says:

    This is such a wonderful idea, so happy to have this in Bermuda!

  2. Cathy says:

    Interesting…I thought the BHeC was not recommending telehealth be covered by insurers beyond the Covid crisis! Did I miss something here???