Telehealth Foundations: Applications Across Professions



TIME COMMITMENT: 8-10 hours (start anytime and complete within 6 months)

FORMAT: Self-paced, online course

CEUs: This activity is designated for a maximum of 10.0 hours of credit for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and Social Workers.

COST: $299 General Rate or $349 CEU Rate

AUDIENCE: Health professionals, educators, administrators, and policy makers looking to expand their knowledge, scope, or practice in telehealth.

COURSE DIRECTOR: Emily Hayden, MD, MHPE, Director of Telehealth, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

COURSE DIRECTOR: Christie J. Lucente, MS, PA-C, Chief Physician Assistant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Telehealth Foundations


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“My patients will benefit from my enhanced knowledge of Telepractice, especially now that COVID-19 has helped usher us into this modality. Once the crisis abates, I believe Telehealth is here to stay, and as such, it is my responsibility to be an effective Telehealth practitioner so that I can offer this to my patients.”
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Course Overview

Are you planning to engage in telehealth as an individual or as a member of an integrated healthcare team?
Are you exploring or designing a telehealth program to meet the needs of your patient/client population?
Are you looking for an efficient, cost-effective way to increase your team's overall knowledge about telehealth?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the Telehealth Foundations online course will provide you with a foundational understanding of telehealth as an innovative healthcare tool. By completing this self-paced learning experience, you will learn about important historical milestones in telehealth delivery, ethical and legal considerations, relevant reimbursement regulations, and examples for best practices in the evolving landscape of telehealth. Modules highlight key components of four chief telehealth modalities: Live Video, Store and Forward (asynchronous), Remote Patient Monitoring, and mobile health (mHealth).

Telehealth Foundations is intentionally designed for interprofessional providers demonstrating a wide breadth of expertise and examples from dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, social work, and speech-language pathology. This course features thorough and informative video presentations from interprofessional industry experts, real-life use cases, knowledge assessments, and a curated resource library of podcasts, articles, web resources, and literature offering a deep dive into telehealth.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Outline important historical achievements in telehealth development.
  • Describe the current applications of telehealth modalities: Live Video, Store and Forward (asynchronous), Remote Patient Monitoring and mobile health (mHealth).
  • Apply ethical principles in the use of telehealth modalities.
  • Describe reimbursement regulations pertaining to various telehealth modalities.
  • Identify how to use telehealth in one's own practice setting or industry. 
  • Apply appropriate regulatory and reimbursement principles to one’s current or envisioned program.

Learners will hear from an interprofessional group of contributors from Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Veterans Administration (VA) Healthcare Boston, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Joslin Diabetes Center, ATSU Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, University of Southern California, University of Missouri Center for Health Ethics, and more.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, MGH Institute of Health Professions is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ASHA CEU Information
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This course is being offered for .85 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Related Area).

This course is not being offered for partial credit. To receive credit for this course, participants must:
• Complete the course within six months of initiation
• Complete all video presentations and assessments
• Submit ASHA Participant information upon completion of the course

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FAQs: Telehealth Foundations online course
What are my payment options?

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Enrolling through CPD Portal
Once you click Purchase Course, you will be brought to the CPD Registration Portal. You will be asked to create an IHP username and password if you do not already have one. With an IHP account, you will have access to our learning management system, Desire2Learn (D2L) for this course and any future IHP Continuing Education offerings you may participate in. At the top of the CPD Portal at click D2L to access the Learning Management System. Use your credentials to log in and find your course on the homepage.

Enrolling via Check or Purchase Order
Once payment is coordinated, an IHP username and password will be created and sent to your email address. Follow the steps outlined above to access your course.

Once I've completed the course how can I retrieve my Certificate of Completion?

To successfully complete this course, you must complete each of the seven modules, knowledge checks, and a post-course evaluation. Further instructions on retrieving your certificate are included within the course. You will have six months to complete the course. To retrieve a certificate after the six-month course accessibility period, please email the Office of Continuing and Professional Development directly at

What are the technical/software requirements?

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Does this course offer academic course credit?

No, this is a non-degree, non-credit course.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

Please reach out to the IHP’s Office of Continuing Professional Development staff team at or 617-724-3193.

What is your refund policy?

If you are dissatisfied for any reason and we cannot troubleshoot or remedy your concerns, refunds are available for any CPD online course within 30 days of purchase with a $25 administrative fee. Please contact us at with any questions or to request your refund. Refunds will be processed based on the original form of payment and will be processed within 30 days of receipt of refund approval notice. Please note, refund policies differ for live activities.

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