The Telehealth Certificate is available to any healthcare provider, administrator, industry decision maker or business entrepreneur who wants to know more about Telehealth, and how it is changing the delivery of healthcare globally. Telehealth is the remote delivery of healthcare services and clinical information using telecommunications technology. This includes a wide array of clinical services using internet, wireless devices, satellite and cell phone technologies.
Telehealth is the fastest-growing component of healthcare in the world. There are currently more than 200 telehealth networks with 3,500 service sites in the U.S. alone. In 2011, the Veterans Health Administration delivered over 300,000 remote consultations using telehealth. Over half of all U.S. hospitals now use some form of telehealth. Around the world, millions of patients use telehealth to download health and wellness applications to their cellphones to monitor their vital signs.
The Telehealth Certificate Program will teach students how to:
- Stand up and manage a telehealth practice
- Capture and manage live-streamed patient health data
- Utilize telehealth equipment and technology
- Communicate with patients during consultations
- Manage privacy and HIPPA regulations
The Telehealth Certificate program is delivered online, with optional on-campus experience with equipment (included in tuition). The certificate may also be delivered as a conference to employers.
*Students seeking only a certificate program are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.
The College of Nursing at USU uses a holistic admission process to evaluate each applicant on their merits. A wide range of abilities, interests, backgrounds, life experiences, and other aspects that diversity brings to the academic environment are considered.
- Complete and submit an application for admission through the NursingCAS website at https://nursingcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login. You must select United States University.
- Submit documentation of a baccalaureate degree.
This 12 credit 100% online certificate is taken for academic credit and Continuing Education Units and will consist of 4 courses.
Online – Telehealth Certificate
The Integration into practice course will be customized to the role the student plans to practice using telehealth i.e. provider role, registered nurse, or business entrepreneur.