Thomas Jefferson University

National Academic Center for Telehealth

The National Academic Center for Telehealth (NACT) is the home for the academic enterprise that accompanies the clinical and operational initiatives focused on improving the patient experience through the use of technology.  The Center will be housed in the Provost’s office, and will serve as a central meeting place for innovative research and educational initiatives that use technology to improve health.  The Center will serve as a regional, national, and international resource focused on developing and translating new knowledge about how to incorporate technology into the generation of health and the delivery of healthcare.


We will create a seamless clinical, research and educational enterprise by connecting patients, providers, investigators and educators in order to improve healthcare quality, and outcomes.


  • To develop the evidence base for the use of technology to improve health and healthcare. (High Impact Science)
  • To serve as a resource center for best practices and training in telehealth and connected care delivery. 

Educational Opportunities


Developed by Emergency Medicine faculty and the National Academic Center for Telehealth, Jefferson’s program prepares the learner for the role of Telehealth Facilitator on the interprofessional healthcare team.

Learn more about our Telehealth Facilitator Certificate program here.