Telehealth Usage in IPE Clinical Experiences

The Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and the Interprofessional Educators & Practitioners Association (IEPA) Curriculum Committee, along with our many IPE champions across campus, early approached use of telehealth technology during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue our interprofessional programming.

Information regarding this early work, and our campus collaborations, was included in the Educational Grand Rounds presentation by our IEPA Curriculum Co-Chair, Dr. Blake Lesselroth, and our IPE Simulation Manager, Katrina Meyers.  A link to this presentation can be found at:  

Current Programs

In the fall 2020, our Unity Clinic piloted the use of telehealth/telecommunication equipment with our clinical partner, Good Shepherd Clinic.  This allowed our Unity Clinic to resume patient care while certain learners participated remotely.  

With the success of this pilot, the Unity Clinic is actively onboarding additional disciplines to the telehealth model.

The most exciting project is our current pilot with Cole Community Center.  The Unity Clinic team has been working with collaborators across campus and external agencies to prepare a model for community outreach using telehealth technology.  We look forward to updates as the pilot launches in Winter/Spring.