Convenient online courses prepare individuals to become valuable members of a telehealth team
Waycross, GA – June 17, 2015 – Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT), a charitable nonprofit promoting the establishment of telemedicine programs in communities throughout Georgia, announces the offering of telehealth training through three unique web-based telemedicine certification courses through the National School of Applied Telehealth (NSAT). NSAT was formed as part of an educational outreach program between GPT, the Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center, HomeTown Health University, and the California Telehealth Resource Center.
These courses prepare individuals to become valuable members of their telehealth team. NSAT delivers standardized, affordable telehealth instruction and is accredited through IACET authorized provider HomeTown Health, LLC, to offer 0.3 continuing education credits (CEUs) upon satisfactory course completion.
The specialty courses include:
- Certified Telemedicine Clinical Presenter – During the course students gain the insights and skills to correctly and confidently present patients during virtual encounters with healthcare providers and specialists.
- Certified Telehealth Coordinator – Students learn how to successfully implement, coordinate and manage a telehealth program.
- Certified Telehealth Liaison – A course designed for students to gain insights and confidence to successfully serve as a leader, promoter and marketer within the telehealth industry.
“GPT is proud to contribute to the curriculums for these comprehensive certification courses,” said Sherrie Williams, executive director of GPT. “There is a need for more telehealth professionals right now and that need is only going to increase as new technology and awareness of telemedicine’s effectiveness continues to grow. We are confident that these courses will adequately prepare students for a career in a telemedicine support role.”
Each certification program costs $249 to enroll. Interested parties can begin the certification by visiting http://www.nationalschoolofappliedtelehealth.org.
For more information on Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth’s current telemedicine programs and initiatives, visit http://www.gatelehealth.org/.
About Southeastern TeleHealth Resource Center (SETRC)
SETRC is one of 14 regional/ national resource centers funded through a grant program by the Office for the Advancement of to provide support and guidance to telehealth programs. (# G22RH20212) Georgia Partnership is the grantee.
SETRC’s mission is to serve as a focal point for advancing the effective use of telehealth and support access to telehealth services in the southeastern region of the United States. The SETRC team has extensive telehealth experience and can provide services, resources and tools to both developing and operating programs. For more information, visit http://www.setrc.us/.
About the National School of Applied Telehealth (NSAT)
NSAT is the education arm of the Southeastern TeleHealth Resource Center (SETRC) and delivers standardized, accredited, and affordable telehealth instruction. Launched in 2011, NSAT provides education in the form of the three telehealth/telemedicine certifications to telehealth professionals in more than 42 different states and 16 different countries.
About Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth
Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth is a charitable nonprofit corporation, which was formed to promote improvements in healthcare and healthcare facilities in communities by assisting in the establishment of telemedicine programs. GPT is known as the leading agency globally focusing on increasing access to healthcare through innovative use of technology. GPT is one of the entities that belong to the Global Partnership for TeleHealth.
The mission of the Global Partnership for TeleHealth is to deliver worldwide access to healthcare. Our unparalleled success in the United States in applying telehealth programs and services has assisted agencies in providing cost effective, efficient, and high quality healthcare.