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Tara T

Goderich, ON – Working in healthcare is not without its challenges; and working in rural healthcare is certainly not without its challenges…and rewards.  I’m fairly new to the rural arena of healthcare, and having come from working in a large urban hospital to a small community hospital, my learning curve was steep.  I have challenged myself to see opportunities instead of barriers and focus on ways that I can improve both health outcomes for clients and personal effectiveness for myself as a clinician.  As a registered nurse, I have experienced working in healthcare from several different perspectives, and now more than ever embrace and utilize technology as a tool to manage both my clinical and academic achievements.  Using the Ontario Telemedicine Network to facilitate clinical appointments with clients during unruly rural winter months, has proven to myself that I am dedicated and excited to embrace technology in ways I would have never thought possible in the past.  I look forward to continued efforts to shift the boundaries of my clinical practice and propel myself into being an innovator in terms of using digital health to have a continued positive impact on my professional career.  I challenge all nurses to look at healthcare outside of the traditional lens and welcome the incredible investment that digital health can bring to their practice.