For the School of Medicine and Public Health Community
Digital Health, Telehealth, & Telemedicine
The context and delivery of medicine in society is ever changing. On this page we have provided resources to help connect you with some of those changes particularly as they relate to learners and new modalities of care delivery. The COVID 19 pandemic required a rapid pivot to telehealth and new resources for incorporating learners in that environment and making the most of telehealth clinical learning are in development locally, nationally and internationally. The broad scope of digital health includes categories such as mobile health (mHealth), health information technology (IT), wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, and personalized medicine. Telemedicine—sometimes used interchangeably with telehealth—refers specifically to remote clinical services that focus on a curative aspect of care. In contrast, telehealth is broader in scope and includes disease prevention and digital health promotion—as well as curative care.
Just In Time
These Just In Time resources are ideal if you only have a couple of minutes to start finding out about Digital Health, Telehealth, and Telemedicine.
Calvin Chou, MD, PhD, describes 5 quick tips to enhance virtual communication with patients. Then in Part 2 of the playlist, he demonstrates how to use these tips in practice. Share this with your learners to help them prepare for video encounters.
Learn from Bruce Baranski, MD how to prepare for faculty and learner telehealth visits with patients. [Please note that access may require netID login]
*Please feel free to use, modify and distribute these telehealth guides as helpful. Contact Amy Stickford Becker (email@example.com) if you have any questions, suggestions or ideas how to better support faculty development in this area.
If you have more time to invest, these Deeper Dive resources are longer and/or more in depth so you can gain a deeper understanding of Digital Health, Telehealth, and Telemedicine.
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AAMC Innovations in Health Technology: Telehealth (link)
This competency chart is designed for residents and early-career physicians to help ascertain their proficiency in the following telehealth domains: Patient Safety and Appropriate Use of Telehealth; Data Collection and Assessment via Telehealth; Communication via Telehealth; Ethical Practices and Legal Requirements for Telehealth; Technology For Telehealth; Access and Equity In Telehealth.
AMA Ed Hub Telemedicine [CME] (link)
AMA Ed Hub offers several self-paced CME course to learn how to use digital tools more effectively to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients. Enhance your understanding of how to care for patients remotely. Explore the latest in telemedicine with these AMA Ed Hub courses:
[Please note that access may require campus VPN login]
Contains many video appointment training and support resources for providers, clinical staff, and schedulers. Additionally, this Learners Quick Reference Guide is designed for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows.
This document contains electronic links to reliable sources of information regarding telehealth and telemedicine. Most of the information is directed towards providers who may want to establish a permanent telemedicine program. There are specific documents identified that will be useful in choosing telemedicine vendors, initiating a telemedicine program, monitoring patients remotely, and developing documentation tools.
IDHI Digital Health Curriculum—Introduction (link)