This course will equip clinicians and administrators with the tools to assess the impact of implementing virtual health technology on health outcomes, access to care, and improvements to overall efficiency. Focus will be on how to evaluate and make decisions based on desired outcomes and how to ensure successful deployment of these technologies. The interest of clinicians naturally shifts toward evidence-based medicine, comparative effectiveness research, and health technology assessment tools. All staff must be adequately trained on the frameworks used when performing those assessments. This course will prepare learners to provide high-quality care, improve patient outcomes, and lower costs.
Earn 10 continuing education hours
Participants who complete each course and evaluation are awarded 10 contact hours per course by the Northeastern University School of Nursing, accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
MaineHealth’s Office of Continuing Education is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) and provides credit for the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award. Maine Medical Center has designated these educational activities for up to 10 AMA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Make progress at your own pace
What will you learn?
How to place a technology and technology project in context of the overall system and the value it provides
The value difference between what the patient and what you, the practitioner, derive from the technology
The scope and operational challenges in establishing a comprehensive telehealth program
The vvarious methodologies used to evaluate an operational system and the technology and systems to ensure ongoing success
Barriers to diffusion of virtual healthcare both from the perspective of the patient as well as the provider
Lesson 1 | Key Concepts, Data Input & Analytics
Lesson 2 | Diffusion of Innovation, Barriers to Adoption
Lesson 3 | Frameworks for Quality Measures
Lesson 4 | Evidence-Based Practices in Assessing and Evaluating Outcomes
Lesson 5 | Successful Examples of Integration Practice
Flexible options that fit your life
This course is also available as part of a Technology in Virtual Care bundle. Stack four course bundles in any order to earn individual digital badges from Credly and your full Professional Certificate in Telehealth. You can also take individual courses within a bundle to target your learning and make progress toward your certificate.
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About the Bouve College of Health Sciences
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Here, at one of the nation’s leading health science colleges, future pharmacists, policymakers, administrators, nurses, physical therapists, scientists, speech therapists, and psychologists learn from renowned professors, while apprenticing alongside preeminent clinicians and researchers at top health institutions.
Meet your instructors
Craig Johnson is a thought leader, innovator, entrepreneur, and faculty in the Health Informatics graduate program at Northeastern University. He started his career as a data scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he developed a communication planning application for deep spacecraft, supporting the Pioneer, Voyager, and Galileo missions. He brought that experience to healthcare and applied technology to complex prediction, scheduling, planning, resource allocation, and campaign management problems. Johnson is currently co-founder and chief science/technology officer at Decision Point Healthcare and founder and principal consultant at Synthesis Health Systems
Mr. Moran brings more than 30 years of experience from the healthcare industry, focusing on operational excellence, organizational leadership, provider network contracting and strategy, service operations and technology, and service innovation. Most recently, Mr. Moran served as the Interim CEO of Provider Network Alliance, a subsidiary company of Tufts Medical Center. He is also currently a Principal Consultant at Synthesis Health Systems, Inc. Mr. Moran’s prior experience included serving as EVP at Private Healthcare Systems where he was responsible for all physician and hospital contracting nationally. He also served as SVP at Tufts Health Plan where his responsibilities included operations, IT, provider contracting and all aspects of their Medicare Advantage product. Additionally, he was founder and CEO for more than 10 years of a non-profit organization providing in-home care to seniors.