Certified Telemental Health Physician Program 11.0 CME
This activity has been approved for 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Telemental Health delivery will grow at at rate of 40% per year over the next 5 years.
The Certified Telemental Health Physician Program has been written and reviewed with The Joint Commission surveyors as an acceptable competency.
Telemental health is the use of electronic means or technology to provide mental health services by any mental health discipline. It is not a separate medical or mental health service. It is simply a different means through which a physician can deliver services that have historically been delivered in person in the mental health field. Telemental health is discipline neutral, meaning that all mental health disciplines can use the technology modality to provide services.
The research into telemental health has consistently shown it to be an effective delivery system for mental health services. Some studies have even found that telemental health services may actually be preferable to in-person care in certain populations and situations. Children, adolescents, and veterans in particular, seem to especially benefit from the use of telemental health. Telemental health is NOT the be-all and end-all in the delivery of therapy. Nor is it for every patient or every physician. Clearly, there are limitations. The limitations may be driven by a particular physician’s level of skill or confidence in treating certain cases online.
The dearth of guidance on telemental healthcare delivery from leading professional organizations has increased confusion and left physicians and the patients they care for vulnerable. Studies have shown that less than half of the practices are in compliance with current standards. The very basics of physician to patient interactions need to be examined in order to maximize the effectiveness of this new technology so that our patients will receive the care they deserve. The goal of the Certified Telmental Health Physician Program is provide the right knowledge so that physicians may concentrate on what they do best, treating their patient’s mental illness.
Becoming a Certified Telemental Health Physician will show patients, regulatory agencies, and licensure organizations that the education and competency has been gained to provide telemental health services. The Program consists of 6 courses:
- Telemental Health Professional Orientation – 1.5 CME
- Telemental Health Patient – Practitioner Protocol – 2.25 CME
- Telemental Health Disclosure and Informed Consent – 2.0 CME
- Telemental Health Technology – 2.0 CME
- Telemental Health Legal Considerations and Compliance – 1.5 CME
- Telemental Health Crisis Management – 1.75 CME
The Certified Telemental Health Physician Program was written to reduce practice risk, increase patient satisfaction, and improve patient outcomes through the use of telemental health. You will earn 6 AMA Cat 1 CME Certificates and a Telemental Health Physician Certification Certificate. All certificates are immediately available for download and printing and will be stored in your account on the site.
This CME course is brought to you using a “virtual classroom” that can be accessed 24/7/365 on any device connected to the internet using any network. Once enrolled it will never leave your account and will be updated as needed.
* CME credits for this course provided by The Medical Society of Maryland – AACME Certified CME Partner
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