Foundations of Telehealth

The Foundations of Telehealth is an overview course designed to provide clinicians, healthcare teams, technologists, administrators and public policy experts with a broad-based summary of telehealth, and the technical, professional, regulatory and financial considerations affecting the delivery of services.

The Foundations in Telehealth course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of current technologies and care delivery models and an introduction to the public policies that inform telehealth practice.

Course Highlights:
  1. A broad-based perspective of telehealth, telehealth terminology and telehealth use cases
  2. Identification of telehealth technology and security requirements
  3. Skills for employing proper etiquette when using telehealth
  4. Awareness of public policies informing the use of telehealth
  5. The building blocks of use-case development
  6. Identification and location of trusted resources in the field
  7. Awareness of the strategic and financial considerations for telehealth
Learning Objectives:
  • Define essential terminology related to telehealth and telemedicine
  • Examine common modes of telehealth delivery and the processes for how interactions occur
  • Discuss the most common benefits of using telehealth technology
  • Describe current models and use cases of telehealth interactions
  • Discuss technology considerations that impact the telehealth experience
  • Analyze etiquette practices that should be used before, during, and after telehealth interactions
  • Describe reimbursement restrictions and legislation affecting the use of telehealth
  • Examine policies that have shaped the landscape of the telehealth field
  • Discuss standards and guidelines specific to telehealth administration
  • Identify strategic drivers and performance metrics used in successful telehealth programs
Learning Method and Medium:

TelehealthVillage utilizes a variety of media-based learning approaches to facilitate the educational experience that is interactive and web-based. Multiple choice questions are incorporated into the learning process.

Course Development:

TelehealthVillage is a collaborative effort developed by the University of Virginia Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth, the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center, the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the New College Institute.

Authored by:
  • Jann Balmer, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Kathleen Bunch Meneses, MS
  • David Cattell-Gordon, MSW
  • Marci Kramer, MS
  • Karen Rheuban, MD

*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
Duration: 90 min
Certificate of Completion
Built-in Assessment
Credit(s) Offered
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1 MOC Part II Self-Assessment Credit(s)
1 Contact Hour(s)
1 Hour(s) of Participation
Published: March 28, 2019
Expires: March 2025