Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) is a non-profit society with an objective to make Tele-Health the New Normal for affordable access to best-in-class universal healthcare in a connected and comprehensive healthcare ecosystem linking even the most remote rural populations to District, State, National and International Centres of Healthcare Excellence.
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on 14th of May 2020 notified the ‘Telemedicine Practice Guidelines’ for use by Doctors in India and makes all registered medical practitioners intending to provide online consultation to be familiar with these guidelines as well as with the process and limitations of telemedicine practice. It also requires RMP’s to complete a mandatory online course within 3 years of the notification (Refer TPG 1.3.3).
TSI has been training registered medical practitioners about ‘Telemedicine Practice Guidelines’ and plans to run multiple courses to empower clinicians to help with telemedicine consultation.
Target audience: Medical Doctor registered and based in India.
Webinar Delivery: Via Online Platform
Telemedicine Practice Guidelines Course – Structure and Format :
Pre-assessment – 20 mins – Compulsory
Module I. Introductory Primer for Telemedicine
- Brief History of Telemedicine – ppt / Video (Highly Recommended) – 20 mins
- Definitions of Terminology in Telemedicine – (Compulsory reading) – 20 mins
- Acronyms Used in the course material – (Compulsory reading) 10 mins
- Telemedicine Practice Guidelines Course
- Lecture 1: Telemedicine Practice Guidelines by GOI – (Compulsory) – 30 mins
- Lecture 2: Basic Understanding of Tele-Triage – (Compulsory) – 30 mins
Module II. Legal & Ethical Aspects of Telemedicine
1.Telemedicine Practice Guidelines – Ministry of Health – Compulsory reading – 60 mins
2.Lecture 3: Ethical Code of Conduct INDIAN MEDICAL COUNCIL (Highly Recommended) – 30 mins
3.Lecture 4: Medico-legal Aspects of the Guidelines – Compulsory
Module III. Setting up a Telemedicine Practice
1.Frequently Asked Questions in setting up tele-consultations – A Primer in the form of Q & A – (Highly Recommended) – 60 mins
2.Lecture 4: Telemedicine – Triggers, Etiquettes & Tips – Highly Recommended – 20 mins
3.Lecture 5: How to set up a Telehealth Consultation – Compulsory – Compulsory – 20 mins
Module IV. Optional Reading
- FAQ’s of BoG from MCI – Highly Recommended – 20 mins
- IT act – Optional
- Data Privacy Act – Europe / India – Draft act
- Indian Penal Code as applying to doctors
Ask a Question – Optional
Live Interaction with Faculty on the Web for Q & A – (Highly Recommended) – 90 mins
Feedback – Compulsory
Post course Assessment – compulsory (40 mins)
Duration: The course would take about 8 hours to finish and you can do it at your own pace.
Once you finish a section do check the box on the right hand side.
The reading material will require 4 to 6 hours of your time and will provide all the essential information for safe practice of telemedicine.
The login and password will be available to you for a period of one year from date of registration and payment and there are no limits to your viewing the course.
Assessment: There are pre-course and post course assessments. Each question can be attempted only once.
Certification of Completion: After completion of the course, including faculty interaction you may take the assessment, after which depending on the performance the certificate of competence will be issued.
Cost of course: Rs.1200 + Rs.216 (GST)