Telehealth for Interprofessional Collaboration and Practice

Interprofessional Collaboration Interprofessional teamwork is essential to success in healthcare, much like teamwork in sports is essential to winning. Interprofessional collaboration across the healthcare team is critical not only for reaching positive patient outcomes but also for achieving professional satisfaction and productivity.

This course is designed to provide information on how to adopt and integrate telehealth technologies into interprofessional collaboration (IPC) and practice to:

  1. Increase patient access to healthcare professionals,
  2. Improve patient outcomes,
  3. Enhance provider knowledge, and
  4. Support the provider through consultation.
Course Highlights:

Purpose of Using Telehealth Strategies for IPC

  • To support locally and regionally delivered interprofessional care
  • To enhance and expand patient access to healthcare professionals not readily accessible for in-person visits
  • To create innovative models for collaboration
  • To enhance patient outcomes
Educational Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Define essential terminology related to IPC and Telehealth
  • Examine professions that can serve as interprofessional collaborators
  • Examine how IPC can occur using Telehealth
  • Discuss the most common benefits of utilizing telehealth to facilitate IPC
  • Discuss barriers to using telehealth for IPC and how to overcome them
  • Examine policies that have shaped the landscape of IPC & Telehealth
  • Discuss standards & guidelines specific to Telehealth & IPC
  • Describe IPC in action through case studies

Carolyn Rutledge, PhD, FNP - BC
Professor and Associate Chair,
School of Nursing
Old Dominion University (ODU)
Norfolk, Virginia

Tina Gustin, DNP, CNs
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Director, Center for Telehealth Innovation, Education and Research (C-TIER)
Old Dominion University
Clinical Manager, Pediatric Telehealth Program
Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
Norfolk, Virginia


Drs. Rutledge and Gustin have no financial affiliations to disclose

*Purchase grants one learner one year’s access to lessons and quizzes (access expires 365 days from date of course activation.)

Course Price
Additional Details
Credit(s) Offered
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit
1.0 ANCC Contact hour
1.0 ABMS MOC Part II
1.0 Hours of Participation