Online Certificate in Telehealth
The Telehealth Certificate is available to any health care provider, administrator, industry decision maker, or business entrepreneur seeking to know more about Telehealth and how Telehealth is changing the delivery of healthcare globally.
Telehealth is the remote delivery of healthcare services and clinical information using telecommunications technology. This includes a wide array of clinical services using internet, wireless devices, satellite and cell phone technologies.
Telehealth is a significant and rapidly growing component of healthcare in the United States. There are currently about 200 telemedicine networks, with 3,500 service sites in the US. Nearly 1 million Americans are currently using remote cardiac monitors and in 2011, the Veterans Health Administration delivered over 300,000 remote consultations using telemedicine. Over half of all U.S. hospitals now use some form of telehealth. Around the world, millions of patients use telehealth to download health and wellness applications to their cellphones to monitor their vital signs, remain healthy and out of hospitals and emergency rooms” (American Telehealth Association, 2015).
Students seeking only a certificate program are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.
Admission to the certificate program is granted to individuals who apply and who have a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate degree.
This 12 credit 100% online certificate may be taken for academic credit, CEU or CME and will consist of 4 courses:
- THE 500: Telehealth: Delivering Healthcare with Technology 3 credits of lecture (48)
- THE 501: Telehealth: Legal and Regulatory Issues 3 credits of lecture (48)
- THE 502: Telehealth: Infrastructure and Technology Requirements 3 credits of lecture (48)
- THE 503: Telehealth: Integration Into Practice 3 credits [1 credit of clinical (48)]
- And 2 credits of lecture (32)]
- Total: 12 credits
The Integration into practice course will be customized to the role the student plans to practice using telehealth i.e. provider role, Registered nurse, or business entrepreneur.
This certificate is tailored to meet the needs of the working professional. Courses are focused on assuring learning through a selection of engaged learning strategies. These strategies may include synchronous face to face meetings and/or online lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and other interactive activities.
This certificate may be delivered at your place of employment or as a conference.