Telehealth Foundations: Applications Across Professions

Sponsored by the MGH Institute of Health Professions

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Time Commitment
8-10 hours (begin anytime and complete within 6 months)

100% Online
Self-paced, online format with video presentations from industry experts, interprofessional use cases, knowledge checks, and a curated resource library.

Enrollment Fee
General Rate: $299
Use code th299 to receive general rate discount.

CEU Rate: $349
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Health professionals, educators, administrators, and policy makers looking to expand their knowledge, scope, or practice in telehealth.


Course Overview

Are you planning to engage in telehealth as an individual or as a member of an integrated healthcare team?

Are you exploring or designing a telehealth program to meet the needs of your patient/client population?

If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, the Telehealth Foundations online course will provide you with a foundational understanding of telehealth as an innovative healthcare tool. By completing this self-paced learning experience, you will learn about important historical milestones in telehealth delivery, ethical and legal considerations, relevant reimbursement regulations, and examples for best practices in the evolving landscape of telehealth. Modules highlight key components of four chief telehealth modalities: Live Video, Store and Forward (asynchronous), Remote Patient Monitoring, and mobile health (mHealth).

Telehealth Foundations is intentionally designed for interprofessional providers demonstrating a wide breadth of expertise and examples from dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, social work, and speech-language pathology. This course features thorough and informative video presentations from interprofessional industry experts, real-life use cases, knowledge assessments, and a curated resource library of podcasts, articles, web resources, and literature offering a deep dive into telehealth.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Outline important historical achievements in telehealth development.
  • Describe the current applications of telehealth modalities: Live Video, Store and Forward (asynchronous), Remote Patient Monitoring and mobile health (mHealth).
  • Apply ethical principles in the use of telehealth modalities.
  • Understand reimbursement regulations pertaining to various telehealth modalities.
  • Consider how to use telehealth in one's own practice setting or industry.
  • Apply appropriate regulatory and reimbursement principles to one’s current or envisioned program.


Course Directors

Emily Hayden, MD, MHPE
Director of Telehealth, Department of Emergency Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital


Christie J. Lucente, MS, PA-C
Chief Physician Assistant, Department of Emergency Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital



Learners will hear from an interprofessional group of contributors from Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Veterans Administration (VA) Healthcare Boston, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Joslin Diabetes Center, ATSU Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, University of Southern California, University of Missouri Center for Health Ethics, and more.


In support of improving patient care, MGH Institute of Health Professions is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

How to Enroll

Add this course to your cart using the Enroll Now button at the top right of this page in order to proceed with Checkout. You will be asked to quickly create an IHP username and password if you do not already have one. With an IHP account, you will have access to our learning management system, Desire2Learn, for this course and any future online IHP Continuing Education offerings you may participate in.

Payment Options

Debit/Credit Card
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Check or Purchase Order
 - If using this method, please contact CPD Staff at to coordinate course enrollment.

- Make checks payable to "MGH Institute of Health Professions" and send with attention to:

MGH Institute of Health Professions
36 First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4557.

How to Access My Course

If enrolling through CPD Portal

Use your IHP account info to log into the learning management system, Desire2Learn (D2L). Go to and be sure to Favorite this URL for easy reference. Use the credentials you created to log in and find your course on the homepage.

If enrolling via Check or Purchase Order

Once payment is coordinated, instructions will be sent to create your IHP account. Follow the steps outlined above to access your course.

Cancellation Policy

If you are dissatisfied for any reason and we cannot troubleshoot or remedy your concerns, refunds are available for any CPD online course within 30 days of purchase with a $25 administrative fee. Please contact us at with any questions or to request your refund. Refunds will be processed based on the original form of payment and will be processed within 30 days of receipt of refund approval notice. Please note, refund policies differ for live activities.

Cancellation of activity: In the very unlikely event that IHP cancels or postpones the activity due to circumstances beyond its control, the IHP's liability will be limited to refund of paid registration fees.

Contact Us

For any additional questions or concerns regarding this workshop or the registration process, please contact:

Office of Continuing and Professional Development
Phone: 617-724-3193

Price: $349.00