Telehealth Use in Interdisciplinary Health Professions Student Groups to Support Improved Outcomes
The intervention is presented within an academic setting. Clinical site shortages for all health professions students has been compounded by the recent pandemic, with a logical desire to leverage and expand the use of telehealth in this regard. The overarching purpose was to provide clinical encounters for a blend of interdisciplinary health professions students via telehealth care, while improving healthcare access and outcomes in underserved populations. A systematic instructional design approach was utilized. The approach included a needs analysis for gathering background information, followed by the design phase will commence where the project model can be initially designed and reviewed prior to launch. In the development phase, the project is finalized, implemented, and then evaluated for necessary changes to improve outcomes and foster sustainability. A discussion of challenges and recommendations for improved practice is included.
Etcher, L., & McHaney, D. F. (2022). Telehealth use in interdisciplinary health professions student groups to support improved outcomes. In S. R. Tamim (Ed.), Instructional design exemplars in eHealth and mHealth education interventions (pp. 254-268). IGI Global. Doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9490-2.ch012