Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Telehealth Facilitator Certificate
5 weeks, Online
May 15, 2017
Summer Semester Dates
June 5 - July 9th
Telehealth – The Future of Medical Care Delivery
As healthcare strives to connect an expanding pool of patients to their health care providers, Telehealth is poised for massive growth. Telehealth broadens access to healthcare, increases efficiency while reducing costs, and enhances patient safety, quality of care, patient satisfaction, and health outcomes. As Telehealth expands and is adopted by more hospitals, there is an emerging need for trained professionals who will effectively and efficiently deliver telehealth services. Soon telehealth programs will not be able to run without a Telehealth Facilitator, however formalized training is scarce and underdeveloped. In response to this need, a Telehealth Facilitator Certificate Program was designed by the National Academic Center for Telehealth at Thomas Jefferson University.
The Telehealth Facilitator Certificate program is now one of the only four accredited telehealth training programs by The American Telemedicine Association.
- Andrew Vincent
I participated in the Telehealth Facilitator Certificate program in order to continue my education in an innovative area of interest. I have taken on more responsibilities in my day to day operations and received a better understanding of where telehealth started, where it is now, and where it will be in the future. I plan to apply to a Masters of Healthcare Administration Program in order to further my studies and understanding of how to operate healthcare systems and hospitals.
Telehealth Facilitator – A Key Component of Telehealth Delivery
The goal of the program is to prepare you for a role in Telehealth facilitation as part of the inter-professional healthcare team by providing both Telehealth content expertise and Telehealth facilitation competencies. You will develop the skills to successfully facilitate, evaluate, and advocate for Telehealth in their departments and organizations.
As a Telehealth Facilitator you will:
- Facilitate conversation between patient and provider
- Initiate the encounter, manage the interface between doctor and patient and address all technical challenges that may arise
- Ensure a sound and successful, professional medico-legal, culturally sensitive experience for the patient
For tuition costs please visit the registrar page , and choose 'Jefferson Institute of Emerging Health Professions' in the drop down menu.
"The advantage of getting trained by Jefferson is that we are an academic medical school, we have experience delivering telehealth services in every department in the health system, and the curriculum was developed in combination with Jefferson full-time academic physicians and Jefferson telehealth administration. We bring to the table clinical, academic, and program level telehealth experience.”
Judd E. Hollander, MD
Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Vice Chair for Finance and Healthcare Enterprises
Department of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Continuing Education Credits
Students can receive CME credits when they complete the Telehealth Facilitator Certificate program and fill out an online evaluation. For more information, contact the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Office of CME.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Pennsylvania Patient Safety/Risk Management Credit
Topics in this activity fall within the approved list for Pennsylvania State Requirements for Patient Safety/Risk Management credits. Total: 4 credits.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
RN participants who successfully complete this activity will be awarded maximum 11 contact hours.
Accreditation requirements for successful completion:
You must register, attend the entire program and complete all modules and program requirements, and complete the online evaluation in order to receive full credit for this course.
Shruti Chandra, MD
Telehealth Facilitator Program Director