Telehealth use is expanding all over the country, connecting patients to services they need, but are not able to access in their community.
When providers think about adding telehealth services to their practice, they often have lots of questions:
- “Can I really form a therapeutic alliance with patients in a session conducted with telehealth?
- “Is it really as effective as face to face sessions?
- "Why would I want to go through the trouble of setting up telehealth?
- “Will this actually grow my practice?
- “What if the technology fails?”
In this interactive module learn about telehealth evolution and its current use and answer these questions. The module will also identify various indications of behavioral telehealth service delivery, describe telehealth etiquette and best practices, and demonstrate basic skills necessary to navigate the use of a telehealth platform.
View the module: Telehealth Training
Continuing Education Information
Date of Review: June 23, 2016
Date of Release: June 30, 2017
Expiration Date: June 30, 2018
This activity is intended for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, LMHPs, and other healthcare professionals interested in the use of telehealth for behavioral health access.
OVERALL EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
At the end of this activity, the learner should be better able to:
- State the definition and basic history and background of telehealth
- Consider legal and regulatory issues in the use of telehealth
- Identify various indications of telehealth service delivery
- Use basic etiquette and ethical best practices guidelines in conducting telehealth sessions
- Demonstrate basic skills necessary to provide telehealth services using a secure video conference platform
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
- Review the entire activity.
- Successfully complete the pre-test, post-test (70% accuracy) and complete the online evaluation instrument at the end of the activity.
- Print your certificate online.
- The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.0 contact hour.
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Joseph Evans, Ph.D.
Brent Khan, Ed.D.
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