Thomas Jefferson University

Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Connected Care: Telehealth & Digital Health Innovation

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 Length

3 Semesters

Program Format



Bachelor's Degree l See more

Application Deadline

December 15, 2020

Program Start Date

January 11, 2021


Digital health and health technologies has 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. 

Telehealth and Connected Care: An Advanced Course 

This new 8-week, 3-credit online course takes a deep dive into the world of Telehealth and Connected Care. This is a great next step for students who have completed the telehealth certificate.

  • Analyze the applications, benefits and challenges of Telehealth delivery
  • Formulate an effective telehealth team with various roles
  • Employ common Telehealth technologies with technical proficiency
  • Compose a plan for general set-up, physical exam and troubleshooting during a Telehealth encounter
  • Practice the ethical, legal, and regulatory considerations of Telehealth
  • Organize programmatic issues and ways to improve systems

Learning Outcomes

The certificate consists of three courses which 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.



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. 

Course Name Credit hours Course Number Format
*Telehealth and Connected Care: An Advanced Course 


DIGH 500

*Data of Healthcare and Emerging Technologies


DIGH 501

*Business of Telehealth and Digital Health


DIGH 502


*If you would like to take one course as non-matriculated student view more information here.

Contact Us

Program Contact

Zoe Sezler McKinley, MURP

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


Admissions Contact


Marc Stearns
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions
(215) 503-0155


Faculty & Lecturers


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


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 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 of Thomas Jefferson University
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

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                                                                                                            


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


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



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



Sejal H. Patel, PharmD., BCPS
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Jefferson Methodist 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

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