Telehealth in the School Setting:
Focus on Telemental Health

Release Date: October 2013

Estimated Time of Completion: 45 minutes


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The Technology Virtual Grand Rounds (VGRs) were developed to provide education to AAP members on topics in telehealth and health information technology (HIT) relevant to the profession of pediatrics. The VGRs are intended to feature a wide-range of topics geared towards primary care pediatricians and subspecialists.

Each VGR will bring together professionals in the field of telehealth and HIT to offer their expertise and recommendations to help pediatricians and subspecialists use telehealth and HIT in their practices, communities, and institutions.


Learning Objectives

•Identify the challenges of bringing new technology into primary care practice
•Identify the potential ways that telemedicine can improve the delivery of health care within the medical home model
•Describe how the use of telemedicine in a school-based program can help meet the health needs of children
•Understand the factors in starting a school telemedicine program and what considerations one must make prior to starting such a program
•Discuss strategies for delivering telemental health services in a school setting effectively


Target Audience

This activity is directed towards anyone interested in learning more about telehealth and telemental health in the school setting.


Activity Director

Jeff Kile, MD, FAAP


Neil E Herendeen, MD, MMM
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York

Jane Ginsberg, MBA, MSW, LICSW
Vice President, Behavioral Health
The Family  Partnership
Minneapolis, Minnesota


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