This course explores the roles of information and communications technologies in enabling remote patient care. Through this course, candidates learn how health professionals collaborate at a distance and teach and support patient-self management. These topics are considered according to the perspectives of technology, clinical approaches, evidence-based practice, leadership, sociology, and politics. Core themes in this course are both non-communicable diseases and global health challenges.
- Thoroughly discuss the applications of telemedicine and telehealth and their evolution over time.
- Understand the primary policy drivers for telehealth in the 21st century.
- Fully explain the range of cases for telemedicine, including remote monitoring of non-communicable diseases, home-based and mobile self-management tools, hospital-at-home, and remote diagnostics.
- Critically discuss potentially complex legal, regulatory, accountability, and reimbursement issues relevant to telemedicine.
- Analyze the ethical principles surrounding telemedicine health services.