Telehealth Training Courses

World-Leading Telehealth Training

At the Middle East Medical Portal, we can offer a range of telehealth / telemedicine training courses led by world-leading experts. The courses are available as either live sessions with a Q&A or pre-recorded (watch on-demand).

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If you would like to learn more about about Telemedicine / Telehealth courses, please contact our Education Team today.

Course Title:

Telemedicine Program Evaluation

Course Length: 1 hour
Course Outline: Evaluation is key to establishing and growing a telemedicine program. This course summarizes are variety of techniques to measure program progress/success and provides a number of useful metrics to be used in such an evaluation. It also discusses how to carry out a site assessment and how to approach program assessment in general so it matches an institution’s/program’s mission/goals and capabilities/resources

PRESENTED BY

Elizabeth Krupinski

PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Research at Emory University in the Departments of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Psychology and Bioinformatics. She is subject matter expert for the Emory Connected Health Program. She received her BA from Cornell, MA from Montclair State, and PhD from Temple, all in Experimental Psychology. Her interests are in medical image perception, observer performance, medical decision-making, and human factors.

Course Title:

Establishing Rapport via Telemedicine

Course Length: 1 hour
Course Outline: Providing patient care via telemedicine is similar to but not the same as in-person care. It often takes more training and effort on the part of a provider to establish and maintain rapport or the patient-provider connection. This talk review some of the key differences between in-person and telemedicine visits and provides some key ways that providers can “enhance” their virtual presentation skills to better establish rapport with their patients.

PRESENTED BY

Elizabeth Krupinski

PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Research at Emory University in the Departments of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Psychology and Bioinformatics. She is subject matter expert for the Emory Connected Health Program. She received her BA from Cornell, MA from Montclair State, and PhD from Temple, all in Experimental Psychology.

Course Title:

Telemedicine Provider Competencies

Course Length: 1 hour
Course Outline: Providers receive very little training while in school for telemedicine or out in practice. A number of organizations are however creating sets of core competencies that providers are expected to have in order to safely, effectively and efficiently conduct telemedicine visits. This talk will summarize the core telemedicine competencies developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

PRESENTED BY

Elizabeth Krupinski

PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Research at Emory University in the Departments of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Psychology and Bioinformatics. She is subject matter expert for the Emory Connected Health Program. She received her BA from Cornell, MA from Montclair State, and PhD from Temple, all in Experimental Psychology.

Course Title:

Building Successful Telemedicine Programs

Course Length: 1 hour
Course Outline: This course will review the elements required to build a successful telemedicine program using the long-standing successful Arizona Telemedicine Program as an example. It will review organizational considerations, personnel requirements and related issues related to building a program from the ground up or expanding an existing one.

PRESENTED BY

Ronald S. Weinstein

MD

Director of the national-award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program that he co-founded 21 years ago and Co-Director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. A graduate of Tufts Medical School, a Massachusetts General Hospital-trained pathologist, and a former teaching Fellow at Harvard Medical School, he was an academic pathology department chair for over 30 years.

Course Title:

Telemedicine Clinical Applications

Course Length: 1 hour
Course Outline: Telemedicine is not one-size fits all. Different clinical specialties work better with different technologies and formats. This talk will summarize the differences between store-forward, real-time, hybrid, remote patient monitoring and other ways of delivering clinical care virtually along with specific clinical examples for each. It will also touch upon some of the peripheral technologies used in these types of care delivery (e.g., electronic stethoscopes).

PRESENTED BY

Ronald S. Weinstein

MD

Director of the national-award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program that he co-founded 21 years ago and Co-Director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. A graduate of Tufts Medical School, a Massachusetts General Hospital-trained pathologist, and a former teaching Fellow at Harvard Medical School, he was an academic pathology department chair for over 30 years.

Course Title:

Securing Telemedicine Technologies

Course Length: 1 hour
Course Outline: Telemedicine requires security and privacy measures to be put in place before providers can treat patients virtually. This talk will summarize how technology can be used in safe and secure ways in order to ensure patient privacy and protection of health data.

PRESENTED BY

Mike Holcomb

Associate Director of Information Technology for the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center and Arizona Telemedicine Program. He directs all information technology infrastructure and services testing, acquisition, implementation, development, expansion and maintenance.

Course Title:

How to Put the Tele into Telehealth for Education & Clinical Applications

Course Length: 1 hour
Course Outline: Telemedicine is not just about diagnoses and treatment recommendations. It can be used for training and education not only of providers but patients as well. This talk will provide a variety of ways to capitalize on the capabilities of the telemedicine medium to enhance education and clinical applications, using examples from a variety of clinical and educational programs developed by the Arizona Telemedicine Program.

PRESENTED BY

Janet Major

Janet Major is Associate Director of Education & Facilities for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and Technical Coordinator for Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. She has a BS in Telecommunications from Northern Arizona University and has worked at the University of Arizona for over 30 years.

Course Title:

The Business Aspects of Telemedicine and e-Health

Course Length: 1 hour
Course Outline: Telemedicine just like medicine is a business, but there are aspects of a telemedicine business that are very different from traditional medicine that must be considered if the program is to succeed. This talk will provide an overview of some of the key business considerations required for a successful telemedicine program, including what elements to take into account when first planning a telemedicine program since it is not simply about buying the technology to conduct telemedicine visits. There are additional factors required for inclusion in order to set the foundations for a successful return on investment.

PRESENTED BY

Gail Barker

PhD

Principal Lecturer at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health-Phoenix, where she teaches courses in the areas of budget and finance, health systems delivery, clinical leadership and telemedicine and telehealth. Dr. Barker has spent most of her career working in finance and administration. She served as the Associate Director of Finance for the Arizona Telemedicine Program.

Course Title:

Telenursing

Course Length: 1 hour
Course Outline: Telenursing is widely used to treat patients with a variety of conditions in association with and independently of other providers. The skills required of nurses to conduct telemedicine visits are unique as are the tasks they carry out. This talk will discuss the role on nursing in telehealth, some of its key applications and some of the skills and technologies required to successfully interact with patients and provide essential care.

PRESENTED BY

Kimberly Shea

PhD, RN

Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Associate Director of Telenursing for the Arizona Telemedicine Program. She has been a nurse for 32 years, including 15 years of End of Life symptom management in residential care and 17 years of telehomecare research.

Course Title:

Telepsychiatry

Course Length: 1 hour
Course Outline: Telepsychiatry is one of the most successful and widely used of all clinical specialties, yet there are key differences between in-person and virtual visits with patients that must be considered to ensure effective and efficient care. This talk will summarize some of these key differences, highlighting ways that providers can increase their tele-skills when interacting with patients with various mental/behavioral health issues, tele-mental health care models, key considerations for prescribing, access, quality of care and confidentiality standards, psychodynamic issues and cultural competence relevant to telehealth.

PRESENTED BY

Sara Gibson

MD

Medical Director of Telemedicine for Health Choice Arizona in Flagstaff, Arizona, overseeing the north-central Arizona telemedicine network for mental and physical healthcare integrated systems. As Medical Director and Psychiatrist for Little Colorado Behavioral Health Centers, she has provided comprehensive psychiatric services to rural Apache County solely via telemedicine for over 25 years, including over 24,000 direct patient services over telemedicine, encompassing all ages and diagnoses.

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If you would like to learn more about about Telemedicine / Telehealth courses, please contact our Education Team today.