Online Patient Consultation Accreditation Program FAQs

NOTE: This refers to ATA’s accreditation of Telemedicine Training Programs.  Information about the Accreditation of Online Patient Consultations may be found here.


The continued development of telemedicine--and the assurance of quality, accessible healthcare into the future--relies on training a skilled, competent workforce.  Providing clinicians, administrators and engineers with a skill set in telemedicine ensures that our healthcare system best utilizes the available remote healthcare technologies.

Since 2009, ATA has accredited high-quality telemedicine education programs, to ensure that these courses meet acceptable standards of quality in terms of their content, methods, and resources.  If you are looking for formal degree- or certificate-level training in telemedicine, we strongly encourage you to consider one of the training programs listed below.  Each one has met the rigorous quality standards outlined in ATA's Training Program Accreditation and is a model program for telemedicine education.

More information about ATA's Training Program Accreditation is available here.

Accredited Training Programs

 






Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network (AFHCAN)

Anchorage, AK

AFHCAN, a non-profit division of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), provides live customer in their Anchorage offices, at your organization, via video teleconference and webinar as well as computer based training modules you may complete at your own pace. Most training is done with individuals or small groups to allow our trainers to personalize each training experience. Courses include general telehealth orientations, software and hardware training and specialized education for telehealth coordinators.

 

 


Arizona Telemedicine Program

Tucson, AZ

The Arizona Telemedicine Training Program offers two full-day training sessions:

  1. Developing a Telemedicine Program -  Designed to give a broad overview of a variety of telemedicine topics, including: clinical services, telecommunications and infrastucture development/operations, distance education, evaluation, business aspects and equipment demonstration.  

  2. Telemedicine Applications - Offers a more detailed approach for any telemedicine program, providing a more in-depth look at the clinical applications of a telehealth program.  This conferences are excellent for individuals or groups who have some telehealth experience and are interested in expanding their services.  It's also a great course for those new to telehealth who are interested in understanding this growing industry. 


 



Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University offers a 5-week online Telehealth Facilitator Certificate Program. The certificate was developed by physicians and telehealth administration to bring clinical, academic, and program level telehealth experience to help you prepare you for the role in the inter-professional healthcare team. You will learn how to successfully facilitate clinical telehealth encounters to improve patient healthcare access, efficiency, safety, and outcomes. Participants complete coursework in five modules including: An Introduction to TelehealthExpansion of TelehealthSettings of Telehealth Delivery, Troubleshooting in Telehealth, and the Essence of Coordination.

  

 

 


Waldo County General Hospital
Center for Speech Pathology Telepractice Training Course
 

Belfast, ME

CSP's Speech Telepractice Training Program is a two-day training, combining classroom instruction with hands-on experiences. Ten telepractice labs with thirty-seven competencies are taught, practiced, and assessed.

At the completion of training, each participant will be fully skilled and equipped to begin speech telepractice. A combination of direct instruction and hands-on practice in individualized telepractice training labs will be provided.  The training labs provide competency based skills training in every aspect speech therapy telepractice. Each participant will also have a “real time” online coaching 
session with one of our instructors following training.