Telehealth 101: What libraries need to know

Libraries in locations across the United States are beginning to offer their patrons access to telehealth services as a strategy for addressing inequities in digital access to healthcare. This class introduces telehealth, why it’s important, and how it enables people to have greater access to quality healthcare. Explore how different libraries provided patrons in their communities with access to telehealth services. This class will address privacy and ethical concerns, and review the technology and infrastructure needed to launch a successful telehealth program in your library. The class will consist of three one-hour modules. Each module will focus on one of the course objectives, which are: 

  • Recognize the different approaches/models to providing telehealth access within libraries.  
  • Describe resources available to the library for Telehealth technology and the role of the library in support of digital skills training for telehealth.  
  • Address potential ethical and legal concerns in offering telehealth access within libraries. 

This is an online class taught in the Moodle learning management system over 4 weeks. 

Agenda

  • Pre-test
  • Module 1 Reading & Activity
  • Module 2 Reading & Activity
  • Module 3 Reading & Activity
  • Post-test
  • Final Assignment
Objectives

By working through 3, 1 hour modules of interactive content and completing a pre-post test, learners will be able to:

  1. Recognize the different approaches/models to providing telehealth access within libraries.
  2. Discuss considerations such as privacy and policy for offering telehealth access within libraries.
  3. Identify infrastructure-related resources available to the library for providing telehealth services.
  4. Describe the role of the library in support of digital skills training for telehealth.
Class Length

3 hours over 4 weeks

Class Owner(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Instructor(s)

George Strawley, Idaho/Montana/Utah Engagement Specialist, Region 4
Darlene Kaskie, Engagement Coordinator, Region 6
Faith Steele, Librarian, Region 1
Katie Pierce Farrier, Data Science Strategist, Region 3

Continuing Education

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 2.

This class has been approved for 3 Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits. 

Classes

Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
Telehealth 101: What libraries need to know (June 12 - July 12, 2023) This class introduces telehealth, why it’s important, and how it enables people to have greater access to quality healthcare. Explore how different libraries provided patrons in their communities with access to telehealth services. 3.00 CHIS Level 2 On
Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration

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