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  • Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

    Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

 

502 – Telephone and Videoconferencing in Telepractice

CE 3 CE Hours Available

Course Description

  • Estimate the current average cost of a videoconferencing “seat” from your home or office
  • Estimate the current average cost of a HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing communication channel from your home or office to a rural hospital
  • Estimate the average cost of high-resolution videoconferencing camera
  • Name which is the most important for remote mental health care: the audio (telephone) or video channel
  • Discuss the impact of broadband to the home
  • Name two software types to consider for securing mobile phones when accepting text messages from clients
  • Identify the primary psychotechnology consistently identified by traditional telemedicine leaders as being “HIPAA compliant”
  • State two essential considerations that determine picture quality in video conferencing equipment
  • Name two of the most highly respected video hardware companies in the United States who might supply grant writers for your equipment purchasing needs
  • State the minimal transmission speed for HIPAA-complaint videoconferencing
  • Describe the impact of lighting and sound equipment upon videoconferencing
  • Outline the most essential components of a reliable videoconferencing setup
  • Discuss the technical relevance of having PIP and well-considered professional clothing when conducting psychotherapy via videoconferencing
  • Name 4 bodies of scientific literature commonly referencing telemental health information but typically unknown to most mental health practitioners
  • Discuss the technical aspects of the American Telemedicine’s Guidelines for videoconferencing, published in 2009
  • Identify the federally-funded US government organization offering for FREE guidance regarding equipment to obtain for telehealth

Course Objectives

  • Name which is the most important for remote mental health care: the audio (telephone) or video channel
  • Discuss why having a camera at eye level is important when videoconferencing with patients
  • Name two types of software available for securing mobile phones for text message contact with clients
  • State whether or not encryption is important when using mobile devices with clients
  • Name a limitation of a voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) telephone connection
  • State the minimal transmission speed for HIPAA-complaint videoconferencing as set by the American Telemedicine Association videoconferencing guidelines
  • Discuss the technical relevance of having PIP when conducting psychotherapy via videoconferencing
  • Name 4 bodies of scientific literature commonly referencing telemental health information but typically unknown to most mental health practitioners
  • Identify the federally-funded US government organization you can approach as a US citizen for FREE guidance on which equipment to purchase for your particular telehealth circumstance

Required Reading

All readings are provided as part of your coursework at no added fee.

$149


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