Connected Care: Telehealth & Digital Health Innovation


  • College of Health Professions

Institute of Emerging Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Length

12 months

Program Type

  • Online

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Name: Shruti Chandra, MD, MEHP
  • Program Director, Digital Health, Institute of Emerging Health Professions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

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This graduate certificate program explores the convergence of technology and healthcare. Students will examine strategies designed to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes, engage patients, create and mine new data repositories, and support positive health behaviors. 

Program Overview

Digital health and health technologies have a broad scope, including categories such as telehealth, health information technology, wearables, mHealth, etc. These technologies can provide new options for prevention, early diagnosis, and management of chronic conditions.

This certificate delves into emerging developments in areas of both telehealth and connect care and digital health, to provide learners the knowledge of different healthcare data streams and arming them with best practices in technology adoption for business implementation.


Upon completion of this certificate, the learner will be prepared with the skills to navigate the successful creation, implementation, and practice of a digital health and telehealth program.

Learning Outcomes

The certificate consists of three courses that are completely online and asynchronous.

The goals of the certificate are as follows:

  • Learners will gain a practical skill set to practice telehealth and implement and support telehealth programs.
  • Learners will understand and apply various data science tools and health data streams.
  • Learners will identify the legal, ethical, and regulatory consideration for telehealth and other forms of digital health.
  •  Learners will understand the different aspects of business model creation, to solve healthcare problems in telehealth and digital health within and outside their own institutions.

Aditi U. Joshi MD, MSc, FACEP
Content Expert and Significant Contributor
Medical Director, JeffConnect
Director, Telehealth Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Sanjay Aneja, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Therapeutic Radiology 

Bracken Babula, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor in Medicine
Medical Information Officer
Associate Quality Officer

Jeremy D. Close, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Co-Director, Athlete Health Organization
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University

Edgar Chou, MD, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Care Progression Analytics
Jefferson Department of Internal Medicine

Rebecca L. Davis, MD
APD, Internal Medicine Primary Care Program
APD, Internal Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound Fellowship
Clinical Assistant Professor

Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD, FASTRO 
Enterprise Senior Vice President
Director, Center for Digital Health and Data Science
Professor & Chair, Radiation Oncology
Department of Radiation Oncology
Sidney Kimmel Medical College & Cancer Center

Carolyn Hochstadter, Esquire
Managing Attorney
E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, LLC 

Mitchell A. Kaminski, MD, MBA
Associate Professor, Jefferson Department of Family and Community Medicine
Navvis Associate Professor of Population Health
Program Director, Population Health
Jefferson College of Population Health

Sari Lahham, MD, MBA
Telehealth Leadership Fellow
Department of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Emily Loscalzo, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Psychologist, Consultation and Liaison Services
Methodist Hospital Division 
Thomas Jefferson University

Mike McCoy
Emerging Technology
Thomas Jefferson University

Kristina McLean, CRNP
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Alanna O’Connell DO
Medical Education Fellow
Clinical Instructor
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Sharon R. Rainer, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, ENP-C
Assistant Professor
Program Director, Family-Individual Across the Lifespan Program
Jefferson College of Nursing

Mari Siegel, MD FACEP, FAAEM
Clinical Associate Professor
Sydney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Emergency Medicine
Boarded in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Palliative and Hospice Medicine 

Mary M. Stephens, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Medical Director, Jefferson Continuing Care Program

Brooke Worster, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship
Ambulatory Director, Palliative Care Service
Department of Family & Community Medicine