An Introduction to Telecare and Telehealth

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Course Overview

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 course 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 Virtual College 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

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Learning Objectives
  • Introduction: Drivers for change
  • Social change
  • Impact of technology in the NHS and care sector
  • Tele-what?
  • Telecare
  • Telehealth and its sub-divisions
  • Improving the delivery of healthcare
  • What does telecare/telehealth mean for me?
  • Preparing for adoption
  • Further help and support
  • Summary

Accreditation

The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 2 - 3 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.

Target Audience

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.