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Advancing Telehealth

New telehealth certificate program launched

Advancing Telehealth

A new certificate program at UTA aims to prepare undergraduate students to better understand the fields of telehealth and health informatics.

“Telehealth as a delivery method for health care has existed since the 70s, but because of COVID-19, the use of telehealth and health informatics is on the rise,” says Gabriela Wilson, professor of kinesiology and co-director of the Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics (MICHI) at UTA. “I believe digital technologies in health care settings are here to stay.”

Developed in collaboration with MICHI, the telehealth certificate is geared toward upper-level pre-baccalaureate students and consists of three courses: “Introduction to Health Informatics,” offered each fall; “Interprofessional Collaborative Practice,” offered each spring; and “Fundamental Telehealth Skills, offered each summer.”

“This certificate will set our students apart from the competition in the workforce upon graduation,” says Kathryn Daniel, associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. “Understanding of the field will help our future graduates improve health outcomes, both for patients and providers. The skills discussed and taught in the program are definitely tools health professionals can add to their arsenal of ways to care for people.”

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