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Course Description

"POWER UP YOUR CAREER" ONLINE SEMINAR SERIES—free with course registration


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10 healthcare solutions powered by telehealth

Leverage telehealth technologies to improve access to healthcare and manage the business aspects of telehealth

  • 15-week, self-paced online course starts May 20
  • Geared toward professionals and providers from a variety of backgrounds; no telehealth experience necessary
  • Program approved for 45 AMA PRA Category 1 credits
  • Discounts, payment plan available

Telehealth initiatives hold exciting potential to address healthcare access issues in Delaware and beyond, whether from shortfalls in critical healthcare specialties, or in under-served geographic locations. Telehealth also provides innovative ways to meet the demands of an aging population, reduce inappropriate use of emergency departments, prevent hospital readmissions, bring care to the most appropriate setting and more.

UD's Advanced Telehealth Coordinator Certificate program highlights the benefits and opportunities of telehealth implementations like:

  • patient videoconference visits with medical practitioners
  • virtual mental health and counseling appointments
  • virtual access to specialists in rural and high-need areas
  • remote patient monitoring programs
  • personalized follow-up programs for patient treatment regimens
  • mHealth (mobile health), eICU (electronic intensive care unit) and more

This certificate program provides the foundations of telehealth for participants interested in utilizing telehealth for the delivery of healthcare, including technology evaluation, business and operational considerations, regulations, ethics, privacy and more.

This is a self-paced online course with some scheduled requirements and assignments.

Course Outline

The Advanced Telehealth Coordinator course begins by providing participants with the foundation needed to understand the benefits and uses of telehealth as well as the role of the telehealth coordinator. As the curriculum advances, participants dive deeper into the knowledge and skills necessary to support the use of telehealth applications within a health care organization. The course culminates in the exploration of telehealth project and program management.

This 15-week course provides a comprehensive program of instruction, exploration, discussion and practice.  While examining the practical, technical and business aspects of telehealth, participants will also explore the creative aspects of utilizing technology to deliver health care in order to prepare for the continued growth of telehealth.

Course sessions include:

  • Introduction to Telehealth
  • eICU and Telehealth Resources
  • Funding and Reimbursement
  • Policies that Impact Telehealth (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Telemental Health and Ethics
  • Quality, Outcomes and Data Collection
  • Telehealth in the Home and Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Starting a Chronic Diseases Telehealth Clinic and Unique Applications
  • Operational Considerations (Parts 1 and 2)
  • More Successful Uses of Telehealth; Telehealth Program Planning
  • Introduction to Telehealth Program Management (Parts 1 and 2)
  • The Advanced Telehealth Coordinator: Tying It All Together

 

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify available telehealth technologies and appropriate uses for them
  • Explain the benefits of and barriers to implementing telehealth
  • Understand the business and financial aspects of telehealth
  • Analyze key legislative, regulatory and organizational policies that impact the use of telehealth
  • Identify data elements to collect to support quality improvement/quality assurance
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the telehealth coordinator
  • Communicate telehealth concepts to organizational members as well as to health care consumers
  • Identify elements of a successful telehealth encounter and quality telepresence
  • Develop efficient clinical telehealth workflows
  • Identify strategies that support effective telehealth program development
  • Draft organizational protocols to support telehealth
  • Identify strategies for measuring and communicating program successes and lessons learned
  • Consider language, culture and disability in using telehealth technologies

Prerequisites

There are no academic prerequisites to enroll in this program.

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Who Should Participate?

Clinicians, administrators, managers, health care IT and other professionals from a wide variety of health care disciplines including:

  • physicians
  • physician assistants
  • nurse practitioners
  • dentists
  • pharmacists
  • nurses
  • psychologists
  • counselors
  • social workers
  • physical therapists
  • occupational therapists
  • speech therapists
  • respiratory therapists
  • optometrists
  • dietitians/nutritionists and more


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Section Title
Advanced Telehealth Coordinator Certificate
Type
Online
Dates
Feb 04, 2019 to May 13, 2019
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $1,495.00
Section Notes


Payment Plan Available

For details call 302-831-7600 or write to continuing-ed@udel.edu.


Wilmington University Elective Credit

The University of Delaware's Advanced Telehealth Coordinator Online Certificate Program is an approved Lower Level Health Science elective (3 credits) for Wilmington University's Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences. For details, contact Wilmington University at coel@wilmu.edu.


Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of Delaware and the University of Delaware. The Medical Society of Delaware is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of Delaware designates this live activity for a maximum of 45 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of the Medical Society of Delaware to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. In keeping with these standards, all faculty participating in continuing medical education provided by MSD are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations.

Joint providership of CME by MSD in no way implies endorsement of any product or service.

This activity is not supported by commercial funding.

Section Title
Advanced Telehealth Coordinator Certificate
Type
Online
Dates
May 20, 2019 to Aug 26, 2019
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $1,495.00
Section Notes


Payment Plan Available

For details call 302-831-7600 or write to continuing-ed@udel.edu.


Wilmington University Elective Credit

The University of Delaware's Advanced Telehealth Coordinator Online Certificate Program is an approved Lower Level Health Science elective (3 credits) for Wilmington University's Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences. For details, contact Wilmington University at coel@wilmu.edu.


Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of Delaware and the University of Delaware. The Medical Society of Delaware is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of Delaware designates this live activity for a maximum of 45 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of the Medical Society of Delaware to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. In keeping with these standards, all faculty participating in continuing medical education provided by MSD are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations.

Joint providership of CME by MSD in no way implies endorsement of any product or service.

This activity is not supported by commercial funding.

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