Telehealth Training: Lessons and Future Directions
4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
According to the American Telemedicine Association there are over 200 active telemedicine networks with over half of all US hospitals using some form of telemedicine. The American Medical Association has recommended that telehealth training be incorporated into both undergraduate and graduate medical education programs. However, there is no formal education within medical education or allied health schools. Thomas Jefferson University is leading the nation’s adoption of Telehealth and we have recognized the need for trained professionals who will effectively deliver telehealth services as providers and as skilled staff. Jefferson has created multiple Telehealth education programs for a variety of learners like telehealth facilitators, medical students, residents and faculty. Our session will describe the need for educational and training programs in telehealth and challenges with development and implementation of such programs, as well as discuss lessons learned from our experience.
Demonstrate the need for telehealth training and education programs
Describe curriculum and program development for telehealth training programs for a variety of learners
Analyze outcomes, failures and lessons learned from implementation of telehealth education programs based on the experiences of an academic center