Synopsis: Telemedicine has been around since the 1960s but has evolved into a new emerging platform for delivering health care services to various patient populations through telecommunication technologies. This introductory course will cover the definitions of key terminology, benefits and limitations of telehealth, an overview of telehealth standards and guidelines, types telehealth technologies, evidence based clinical applications, and key clinical, administrative, technical, and ethical considerations guiding the use of telehealth in physical and occupational therapy and speech language pathology. This course has no sound and is read only.
- Learn current definitions, available resources to federal and state policy, official documents, practice guidelines and state regulations to ensure legal and ethical practice using telehealth technologies.
- Learn the three key principles to delivering health care services through telehealth technologies; clinical, administrative and technical.
- Learn about telehealth technologies and technical guidelines
- Recognize evidence-supported clinical applications of telehealth within physical therapy and occupational therapy.