1. Yesenofski, Lori MSN, RN, CCRN, CTC
  2. Kromer, Sharon BSN, RN, CCRC, CTC
  3. Hitchings, Kim MSN, RN, NEA-BC


The essential role of nurses in leading, developing, and improving Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) telehealth services and programs was a key reason the organization was selected to receive the American Nurses Credentialing Center 2013 Magnet(R) Prize. This article describes the application of telehealth as a nurse-led technology. The innovations within LVHN telehealth services are presented as well as essential success factors of design, implementation, and evaluation.