BMI 6303 Introduction to Telehealth

web-based and classroom instruction
(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of advanced informatics competencies
Prerequisites: BMI 5300 or consent of the instructor

The course will provide an overview of telehealth in the context of the general health care system. It will survey the application of telehealth in various medical specialties and different settings, e.g., rural, military/aerospace and corrections. The course will identify key issues in implementing and operating a telehealth program, including technology, economics, law/ethics, training, protocol development, and evaluation.

Upon successfully completing this course, the student will:

  • Identify and characterize the three main categories of telemedicine.
  • Summarize the legal, ethical, and policy implications of telehealth applications.
  • Evaluate and critique the return on investment of telehealth to various stakeholders.
  • Categorize the security protocols that must be in place to conduct a telemedicine practice.