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Winifred Quinn

Winifred V. Quinn is director of advocacy and consumer affairs at the Center to Champion Nursing in America at the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her areas of expertise include access to care through telehealth and nursing workforce funding, diversity, and state nursing policies. Read her full biography.
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In the face of COVID-19, governors and state legislatures have removed restrictions on advanced practice registered nurses, giving consumers better access to primary care.
We live in a world of innovation. New technology is changing how we connect with friends, learn, work, play—and even obtain health care. Telehealth, a set of tools both old and new, allows clinicians and home-based patients to communicate with each other via video-conference, email, or just an old-fashioned telephone call. Newer tools enable clinicians to receive clients’ data (e.g., vital signs) and assess their status through remote monitoring devices.
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