Gain the skills to empower your organization’s telehealth integration and remove barriers to healthcare.

Over the past year, telehealth — and its subcategory, telemedicine — has seen its usage spike dramatically as healthcare continues through a historically transformative period. By October 2020, virtual healthcare solutions had seen a 3,000 percent usage increase.1 The COVID-19 pandemic may help explain this boom to some extent, but the technology’s expansion is indicative of a long-term change in the way patients and healthcare workers interact, as telehealth offers a safe, efficient solution to many medical needs.

The Stanford Center for Health Education (SCHE) Telehealth: Strategy, Implementation, and Optimization online short course allows you to explore the strategic considerations and best practices of telehealth and telemedicine. Take the opportunity to examine the clinical, operational, financial, and legal factors of telehealth, and assess how this technology can become a bridge to equitable healthcare access. In the course, you’ll identify and learn to overcome telehealth’s risks and barriers, while equipping yourself to make the most of its opportunities. Finally, you’ll explore how to effectively empower your organization’s telehealth efforts in order to enable successful implementation and ongoing optimization of telehealth delivery.

1 Health Leaders (Jan, 2021).


In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit designation

American Medical Association (AMA)

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 48.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

View the full accreditation information here from Stanford Medicine.

Is this course for you?

As this online short course examines the requirements and potential of telehealth solutions, it holds benefits for professionals across the healthcare industry. If you’re a medical doctor, nurse, or healthcare specialist, this course will provide you with insights for implementing telehealth in your practice, while equipping you to make the case for its use to your employers and peers. If you’re a senior executive or manager in the healthcare industry, you’ll gain business, operational, legal and financial insights for telehealth implementation, as well as the knowledge to identify telehealth opportunities.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:
Practical strategies and approaches to implementing telehealth in your organization.
An understanding of the clinical, operational, financial, and legal factors of telehealth delivery and utilization.
The ability to identify and overcome the risks and barriers of telehealth solutions, while exploring its opportunities.
The skills to effectively empower your organization to successfully implement and optimize telehealth delivery.
Unlimited access to 2U’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.