Telehealth is the delivery of health care related services and information via telecommunication technologies. It supports independent living by providing health care services from a distance (e-health).
There is an increasing need to lay the foundations for the rapid and widespread adoption of telecare and telehealth solutions across the UK. As a result, this module aims to not only provide an increased awareness of telecare and telehealth but also stimulate behaviour changes across a wide range of target audiences.
Having completed this e-learning course, learners will have an increased understanding of telecare and telehealth. They will also have an increased awareness of how the adoption of telecare and telehealth will impact on the ways in which they work and what they can do to prepare for the changes it may be bring.
On completion of this course learners will:
- Have an introductory knowledge of the main opportunities to deliver and receive health and social care at a distance
- Have a more focused understanding of how these initiatives may influence the ways in which you work
- Understand the key drivers of the development and implementation of telecare and telehealth, including achieving more effective and higher quality care
- Know where to source more detailed information
Areas covered include:
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Introduction: Drivers for change
- Impact of Technology
- Improving the Delivery of Health and Social Care
- Challenges in Deploying Telecare and Telehealth
- The Next Steps
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This module is targeted at a wide range of individuals working within the health and social care sector. The information is also applicable to service users and to technology providers and installers.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.