American Board of Telehealth
The American Board of Telehealth develops certification and educational curriculum to help advance the careers and professional development of physicians, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, health care administration, information technology, legal/policy advocates and organizations. New certifications are added regularly to help with the growing needs of telemedicine.
Our goal is to weave telemedicine into the fabric of health care delivery across the country as a vital tool in promoting access to quality care no matter where the facility is located.
If you belong to an organization, we have special course rates available for you. Please contact us to learn more.
What We Do
The American Board of Telehealth is promoting a strategic vision for the advancement in telehealth education.
- Offer education opportunities aimed at standardizing and validating the knowledge and skills needed to meet demand for remote services while maintaining excellent patient care.
- Oversight and strategic vision of the advancement in telehealth education by a founding and advisory board made up of highly regarded experts in telehealth.
- Create a community of gold-standard telehealth education and resources through collaboration with important stakeholders in telehealth.
We’ve gone from almost no telehealth services to engaging with our patients routinely through telehealth. And, everything is changing so fast we need to know that we’re doing it right. Thankfully, ABT’s Telehealth Certificate Program will provide the right education at the right time so we can focus on caring for our patients.
Christina Durbin, Spectrum Health
I am very impressed with ABT’s Telehealth Certificate Program’s timely, relevant, and applicable curriculum. It’s very professional, offers CME for our physicians, and is clearly based in real-world expertise.
James T. McElligott, MD, MSCR, Medical Director for Center for Telehealth Medical University of South Carolina
Our patients count on us to protect patient privacy, bill accurately, and provide the highest quality of care. Our goal is to deliver the same value of healthcare to our patients through telehealth as we do in person. ABT’s Telehealth Certificate Program – with its curriculum validated through Harvard’s Medical Physician Faculty Group – provides the highly-credible, comprehensive, and relevant information our clinicians today to provide healthcare from a distance.
Cari Hollis, LPN, CIR, CTC, Director of Telehealth Access & Engagement for LifePoint Health
Our providers are focused on providing high quality care through telemedicine and are relying on us to help navigate the rapidly changing landscape and keep best practices accessible to enable virtual optimization. ABT’s Telehealth Certificate Program’s aids in removing barriers for providers and will help us experience sustainable engagement that will also drive increased patient utilization.
Amanda Reed, MHA, Director of Operations for MedNow Spectrum Health
Understanding the Economic Impact of Telehealth in Rural Communities
By Jay Weems, Founding Board Member, American Board of Telehealth; Vice President, Operations, Avera eCARE
Those quality telehealth services are important to all of us, but especially in rural communities that thrive on investment in their city or town. I know this from growing up in rural South Dakota and traveling hours each way with my family to a community hospital for medical care.READ MORE
American Board of Telehealth Strengthens Link between Virtual Care and Emergency Medicine
By Kelly Rhone, MD, FACEP, Founding Board Member, American Board of Telehealth; Medical Director of Outreach and Innovation, Avera eCARE
I become a second set of eyes and hands when collaborating with my colleagues to help ensure a higher level of care for stroke or heart attack patients. Minutes matter, and we often advance these patients to the next level of care 20 minutes earlier than without telemedicine.READ MORE
Saving Lives with Telemedicine
By Judd E. Hollander, MD, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Delivery and Innovation at Thomas Jefferson University; Advisory Council Member, American Board of Telehealth
From my perspective as an emergency physician, patients reap the benefits of telemedicine because they receive care when and where they need it. Here are some examples: Timing, Decision Makers, Tie Breakers, & Training.READ MORE