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Telehealth: Legal, Ethical, & Regulatory Considerations and Remote Patient Monitoring is a Course

Telehealth: Legal, Ethical, & Regulatory Considerations and Remote Patient Monitoring

Time limit: 30 days
1 credit

$9.95 Enroll

Full course description

Target Audience: Healthcare Professionals


The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals on the unique legal, ethical, and regulatory concerns as it pertains to telehealth including: the provider-patient relationship, licensure and jurisdiction, quality and standards of care, informed consent, confidentiality, privacy and data security, and eprescribing.  Additionally, healthcare professionals will learn about the up and coming field of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). This course will review RPM, its place in telehealth, and reimbursement for RPM.

This course qualifies for 1 "Category A" CEU for ATs.

OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define and differentiate between telehealth and telemedicine.
  • Explain the main legal and regulatory issues surrounding telehealth and practicing telemedicine.
  • Explain the telemedicine practice standards.
  • Describe the unique aspects of informed consent as it pertains to telemedicine.
  • Describe the ethical concerns surrounding telehealth and telemedicine.
  • How to define Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM).
  • How RPM works.
  • How RPM compliments telehealth and impacts patient satisfaction and disease outcomes.
  • How RPM has evolved over the past few years.
  • Which patients and disease states qualify for RPM.The RPM CPT codes and reimbursement rates.


   Tara Iacono, PA-C

Tara Iacono is a nationally certified physician assistant. She graduated with honors from the St. John’s University Physician Assistant program in 2006 and has been practicing as a PA ever since. Her clinical experience is in primary care, geriatrics, psychiatry, and addiction medicine. She has a particular interest in all matters of telehealth and is on the committee for PA’s in Virtual Medicine and Telemedicine.