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Essentials of Telehealth


Contact Hours: 11 contact hours

Length: Self-paced

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For: PT, DPT

This course is designed to enhance the participant’s understanding of key principles in conducting a synchronous telehealth session. Participants will be able to apply the four habits model in the telehealth setting, highlighting the importance of the therapeutic alliance. Participants will learn how to utilize and adopt clinical reasoning skills for an effective subjective and objective examination in a unique virtual environment. Further, participants will investigate the utilization of telehealth to enhance access and care delivery within evidence informed manner.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, a successful learner will be able to:

  • Describe strengths and limitations of the digital delivery of health care
  • Identify rules and regulations applicable to care delivered virtually
  • Recognize technological considerations relating to synchronous telehealth delivery
  • Conduct a history and physical examination using appropriate tests and measures within a synchronous telehealth environment.
  • Recognize methods of adapting intervention delivery to a synchronous telehealth setting.
  • Assemble and adapt best practice intervention strategies to a telehealth synchronous setting including subsequent management and best care pathways

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About HSS

HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the 13th consecutive year), No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2022-2023), and the best pediatric orthopedic hospital in NY, NJ and CT by U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” list (2022-2023). In a survey of medical professionals in more than 20 countries by Newsweek, HSS is ranked world #1 in orthopedics for a second consecutive year (2022). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has the lowest complication and readmission rates in the nation for orthopedics, and among the lowest infection rates. HSS was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center five consecutive times. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State, as well as in Florida. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Innovation Institute works to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The HSS Education Institute is a trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal knowledge and research for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, academic trainees, and consumers in more than 145 countries. The institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.
      • NY approval: “ Essentials of Telehealth #NY 22-07-03 has been approved by the APTA of NY for 13.2 hours. This approval remains valid for one year from July 7, 2022 to July 7, 2023.”
      • NJ approval: “ Essentials of Telehealth #NJ 2206-60 has been approved for 11 hours by the New Jersey Physical Therapy Examiners. This approval remains valid until January 31, 2026.CE Information: This course is approved in all states that offer reciprocity with Texas. Information pertaining to reciprocity can be found here . Additionally, this course has been pre-approved in NY and NJ:
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