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Certificate in Telehealth Practice

Location: Online

In the wake of COVID-19, health care providers were required to get up to speed quickly on providing virtual care to their patients. With interest in telehealth services continuing to rapidly grow across the U.S., it is evident that telehealth is a value-add to any practice or institution wanting enhanced patient engagement, improved patient outcomes, increased patient access to care, and efficient and convenient care.

With successful completion of all four courses, you will earn a Certificate in Telehealth Practice from MCPHS.

  • Fully online program.
  • Learn and apply best practices in telehealth to improve health care delivery.
  • Includes self-paced content and five 60-minute live, virtual sessions with telehealth experts.
  • Delivered by MCPHS health professions faculty and community healthcare providers practicing telehealth patient care.
  • MCPHS Alumni can receive a 25% discount off each course. Please contact professionalstudies@mcphs.edu to obtain a discount code.

Who Should Enroll?

Designed for healthcare providers, administrators, and support staff, this academic-caliber course enables you to go beyond the basics and apply leading best practices to improve health care delivery and the patient encounter experience. You will learn how to incorporate telehealth technology and tools seamlessly into your workflow, how to create an ideal relationship-centered care experience, how to determine appropriate care delivered efficiently using telemedicine, and use of pharmacy technology and population health to provide personalized care.

Format:

Fully online program including self-paced content and five 60-minute live, virtual sessions with telehealth experts. The program consists of four courses that may be taken individually. Participants who wish to earn a certificate must complete all four courses.

Cost:

The cost for each course is outlined in the course section below. Save over $200 by enrolling in all four courses upfront at a total cost of $700. By completing all four courses, you will earn a Certificate in Telehealth Practice from MCPHS.

Courses:

Registration Start Date: September 29, 2021
Registration End Date: October 31, 2021
Course Open for Self-Study: November 1, 2021 to December 16, 2021
Live Session Date: November 30, 2021 | 7 p.m.-8 p.m. EST
Course 1 Cost: $150
Course 1 Cost (MCPHS Alumni): $112.50

  • Benefits and barriers in adoption for the provider, patient, healthcare systems, and society
  • Impacts and opportunities for vulnerable communities
  • Economic aspects including overhead costs and long-term savings for the provider or health system and the cost of care for the patient

 

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Jointly sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and MCPHS University. 

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 University.

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 4.25 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 5.1 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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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 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 4.25 contact hours (0.425 CEUs).

UAN: 0026-0000-21-070-H04-P
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Release Date: 11/01/2021
Expiration Date: 11/01/2023

Registration Start Date: October 7, 2021
Registration End Date: October 31, 2021
Course Open for Self-Study: November 1, 2021 to December 16, 2021
Live Session Date: December 9, 2021 | 12 p.m.-1 p.m. EST
Course 2 Cost: $150
Course 2 Cost (MCPHS Alumni): $112.50

  • Types of HIPAA compliant telehealth platforms for private and inpatient practice
  • Critical aspects of readiness for both the patient and provider
  • Preparing your environment and providing patient support

Registration Start Date: TBD
Registration End Date: TBD
Course Open for Self-Study: TBD
Live Session Date: TBD
Course 3 Cost: TBD
Course 3 Cost (MCPHS Alumni): TBD

  • How to assess the patient, establish rapport and build a relationship
  • Use visual cues and best practices to manage a patient’s medical or mental health condition
  • Knowing when to escalate to in-person care or emergency services
  • Incorporating consultations and ancillary services
  • Managing technology difficulties and knowledge discrepancies
  • Applying best practices across a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitation, optometry, and pharmacy settings

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Registration Start Date: TBD
Registration End Date: TBD
Live Session Date: TBD
Course 4 Cost: TBD
Course 4 Cost (MCPHS Alumni): TBD

  • Leveraging technology and tools to support personalized, precise, predictive, preventive, participatory healthcare with the use of pharmacogenomics, data analytics, and population management.

Registration Opening Soon

Participants may cancel their registration for a full refund up until 11:59 p.m. ET on the start date of their program. You may cancel directly through the registration portal, by selecting ‘Withdraw from Course’.

Faculty Coordinator:

Kristy Altongy-Magee, DScPAS, PA-C, Associate Professor and Program Director, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Other Faculty:

  • Sara Alimi, PT, DPT – Adjunct Faculty, School of Physical Therapy, MCPHS University
  • Patricia Cerreto, MS, PA-C – Assistant Professor, School of Physician Assistant Studies Manchester/Worcester Program, MCPHS University
  • Eric Cucchi, MS, PA-C, CAQ-HM, DFAAAP – Director of Operations, eICU Support Center, UMass Medical Center
  • Adam Katz, MPAS, PA-C – Director of Critical Care NP/PA Residency Program, UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • Lisa Bard Levine, MD, MBA – Senior Advisor to CEO at the Maven Project, CEO of LBL Innovation, LLC.
  • Samar Nicolas, PharmD, RPh – Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, MCPHS University
  • Diala Nicolas, PharmD, BCPS – Clinical Consultant Pharmacist, UMass Medical School Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • Mary Elise Smith, MD, MA, FACEP – Telehealth Attending Physician in Emergency Medicine, Amwell Medical Group
  • Reid Plimpton, MPH – Project Manager, Northeast Telehealth Resources Center
  • Gerald Selvin, O.D. – Adjunct Faculty, School of Optometry, MCPHS University
  • Mary Elise Smith, MD, MA, FACEP – Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Amwell Medical Group

Questions about the Telehealth Practice Certificate? Connect with the School of Professional Studies at professionalstudies@mcphs.edu or 339.236.2605.

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Kristy Altongy Magee

Program Director Kristy Altongy-Magee, DScPAS, PA-C discusses the increasing presence of telehealth across health fields and the benefits of the Certificate in Telehealth Practice.

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