The vision of TelehealthVillage is to become the trusted, go to learning resource for telehealth fundamentals, technology, practice, policy, business development, and innovation and specialty applications.
Karen S. Rheuban
MD, FAAP, FACC, FATA
Dr. Karen Rheuban serves as Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education and External Affairs and Director of the Center for Telehealth at the University of Virginia. Dr. Rheuban is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Telemedicine Association. She is listed in the “Best Doctors in America” database and was profiled in the National Library of Medicine’s exhibit “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians.”
David C. Gordon
M.DIV, MSW, LCSW
David C. Gordon serves as the Director of Telehealth for the Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth, the Director of Rural Network Development at the University of Virginia Health System, as well as an Instructor in Public Health Sciences and the School of Nursing. He also was the co-founder and now serves as Senior Advisor to the Healthy Appalachia Institute at UVA-Wise, a public health institute serving Virginia and Central Appalachia. David has been active in telehealth for over twenty years.
Planning Committee Members
Jann Torrance Balmer
PhD, RN, FACEHP, FAAN, FNAP
Dr. Jann Balmer serves as the Director for Continuing Medical Education (CME) of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Under her leadership, the Office of CME demonstrated significant growth in meeting the educational needs of physicians, healthcare professionals and teams. Dr. Balmer provided the strategic direction for the creation of the CE unit and serves as the Co-Lead Nurse Planner for the School of Nursing. She holds faculty appointments in the School of Medicine and Nursing.
Continuing Medical Education Project Manager
Kathleen Bunch-Meneses, MS, is a Program Manager for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She has worked since 2012 with academic and research clinicians to develop and implement engaging opportunities for learning to residents, fellows, and clinicians. Ms. Meneses holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology with a minor in psychology, and a Master of Arts in sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University.
- Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, Professor & Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
- Kathryn Reid, PhD, RN, FNP-C, Associate Professor of Nursing & Co-LNP-SONCE, University of Virginia School of Nursing
- Kathy Wibberly, PhD, Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC), Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth, University of Virginia Health System
The TelehealthVillage team would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their support in the development and creation of the telehealth web-based educational program:
- Leanna Blevins, PhD, Executive Director, New College Institute
- Brian Gunnell, BA, Telehealth Operations Unified Communications Engineer, University of Virginia Health System
- Marci Kramer, MS, Writer & Editor, University of Virginia Health System
- Hannah O’Donnell, MA, MPH, Project Coordinator, University of Virginia Health System
- Laura Pierce, BA, Project Coordinator, University of Virginia Health System
- Lauren Purnell, MBA, Senior Business Development Lead, University of Virginia Health System
- Melanie Whall, MA, Academic Programs Officer, University of Virginia Health System
Accreditation and Designation Statement- Medicine
The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this web-based enduring material, and the individual courses for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM designated on a course by course basis. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Accreditation and Designation Statement- Nursing
The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education awards contact hour for nurses who participate in the courses listed in this web-based educational enduring material activity and complete the post activity evaluation.
Certification of Participation
The University of Virginia School of Medicine and/or The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education, as accredited provider(s), awards hours of participation (consistent with the designated number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM or ANCC contact hours) to participants who successfully complete individual courses in this web-based enduring material activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine and/or The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine, as an ACCME accredited provider, and The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education as an ANCC accredited provider, endorses and strives to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards of Commercial Support and with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Content Integrity Standards, Commonwealth of Virginia statutes, University of Virginia policies and procedures, and associated federal and private regulations and guidelines on the need for disclosure and monitoring of proprietary and financial interests that may affect the scientific integrity and balance of content delivered in continuing education activities under our auspices.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing require that all Continuing Education (CE) activities accredited through this institution be developed independently and be scientifically rigorous, balanced and objective in the presentation/discussion of its content, theories and practices.
All faculty authors participating in an accredited CE activity are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial entities occurring within the past 12 months (such as grants or research support, employee, consultant, stock holder, member of speakers bureau, etc.). The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing will employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest to maintain the standards of fair and balanced education to the participant. Questions about specific strategies can be directed to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia School of Medicine or the University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education, Charlottesville, Virginia.
The following individuals involved in the planning and development of content for TelehealthVillage have identified no financial affiliations associated with this content:
David C. Gordon, Jann T. Balmer, Kathleen Bunch-Meneses, Marci Kramer, Lara Oktay, Hannah O’Donnell, Laura Pierce, Kathryn Reid, Elizabeth Krupinski, Kathy Wibberly
The following individual has identified the following financial affiliations:
Karen S. Rheuban, MD serves on the Advisory Board for Tytocare.