If you are wondering whether telehealth services can really replace in-person contact with a physician, nurse, or other health professional, and whether it is safe to use, then this micro-course is for you. This micro-course is designed for learners who are working in healthcare as well as consumers. Telehealth has been around for over 20 years, but the recent surge in telehealth use due to the pandemic requires patients to understand what telehealth is, its benefits and limits, and necessary safety practices when participating in telehealth. This micro-course will cover how to protect your personal health information (PHI), physician ethical concerns with telehealth, and how to move forward with this technology.
What You Will Learn
Upon successful completion of this micro-course, you will be able to:
- Differentiate between telehealth and telemedicine.
- Identify at least three benefits of telehealth.
- Understand patient and provider safety with patient health information and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) concerns.
- Recognize potential ethical concerns around telehealth.
- Describe the outlook for telehealth.
You will have 24 hours, or until you receive your completion certificate, to request a full refund after purchase, whichever comes first. No hidden fees. All books and materials are included with purchase.
Walden University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development through the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit P0469.
Criteria for Obtaining Contact Hours
This nursing continuing professional development course offers content that includes overviews and descriptions, engagement activities, resources, and a final assessment. Within 180 days of the course purchase date, follow these steps to claim nursing contact hours:
- Complete all content in each micro-course,
- Achieve 80% or higher for the final assessment,
- Complete the end of course evaluation, and
- Download and print or save your contact hour certificate.
The planners and authors of this nursing continuing professional development activity disclose no relevant financial relationships.
While professional development activities offered by an American Nurses Credentialing Center Provider Unit typically satisfy the requirements of most states, Walden University recommends that participants ensure that the content offered meets their individual requirements. To the extent that contact hours must be approved within one’s state of residence or licensure, participants should check with their state board of nursing before enrolling in any professional development activity. The state board of nursing determines the number and type of contact hours that can be claimed for professional development activities.