Course 4: The Future of Telehealth

Certificate in Telehealth Practice

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In The Future of Telehealth, students learn how to leverage technology and tools to support personalized, precise, predictive, preventive, participatory healthcare with the use of pharmacogenomics, data analytics and population management. Beginning with a review of telehealth principles, the course identifies nontraditional uses of telepharmacy and defines concepts like alert fatigue and its relation to clinician burnout.

This course includes self-paced content and one 60-minute live, virtual session with telehealth experts.

Course information

  • 4.25 CME hours
  • Live virtual session: TBD          
  • Course open for self-study: TBD
  • Cost: $160, MCPHS alumni $120

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define telepharmacy and list the four different types.
  • Identify the non-traditional uses of telepharmacy.
  • Describe the technology tools used in pharmacy.
  • Compare and contrast high-threshold and low-threshold alert.
  • Define alert fatigue.
  • Interpret a drug-drug interaction alert.
  • Develop a "next-steps" action plan.
  • Define pharmacogenomics and discuss practice guidelines related to it.
  • Discuss key drugs for which pharmacogenomic testing is utilized.
  • Define population health and identify its core principles.
  • Define risk scores and describe how risk stratification informs population health.
  • Describe strategies to integrate and operationalize population health concepts into day-to-day healthcare.

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Jointly sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS).

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Area and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and MCPHS.

The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This offering meets the requirements for 4.8 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing (244-CMR 5.04). Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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Release Date: February 2, 2022
Expiration Date: January 11, 2024
Contact Hours: 4.0 (0.4 CEUs)
Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0026-0000-21-073-H04-P
Topic Designator: Knowledge-based

Accreditation MCPHS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MCPHS designates this educational activity for a total of 4.0 contact hours (0.4 CEUs).