500 – 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

Event Details: 500 – Telephone and Videoconferencing in Telepractice

Telepractice Documentation Guidelines

    • Where: 100% Online
    • When: Fully recorded and available 24/7 after the event to review anytime for 6 months from registration date
    • Cost: $149 (includes 3-CE Hours)

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

TBHI Faculty

Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

Dr. Maheu has been a leader in telemental health since 1994. With four textbooks, dozens of book chapters and journal articles to her name, as well as having educated more than 15,000 clinicians, she is in a unique position to guide you or your organization in finding a maximally profitable niche in this rapidly expanding market. She is a master at getting to the point and answering your questions with clear, actionable, evidence-based suggestions that will move you to your goal both quickly and accurately.

 

 

 

Telepractice Documentation Guidelines

This program is for beginning and intermediate-level “telepractitioners” and “telesupervisors” wishing to deliver telemental health services in these disciplines:

  • Psychiatrists, Internists, Pediatricians, Gerontologists, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Behavioral Analysts, Substance Use Professionals
  • CEOs, COOs, Administrators, Billing & Coding Staff

Course Includes:

  • Access to the power and interactivity of the most cutting-edge technology available today for learning (login is required)
  • All materials are included with this course
  • Ability to take your post-test and course evaluation online
  • Printable course completion certificate for your licensing board
  • Access to TBHI Community Forum to ask related questions
  • Full customer support
  • 100% money-back guarantee for 30 days!
  • This program is approved for 1 CE Hour, applicable toward state requirements for Legal/Ethical Continuing Education. TBHI is approved by several CE-approval providing groups to sponsor CE Hours. Please review our provider information at telehealth.org/continuing-education. (We recommend you confirm with your licensing board that they accept our CE provider status. If you have any questions, please contact us.)

Telephone and Videoconferencing in Telepractice ($149)


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