Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course! Chapter 1

  • 2

    Let's get started! Chapter 2

    • Telehealth Defined - Module 1

    • The Why: Problem Assessment - Module 2

    • The What - Planning - Module 3

    • The How - Next Steps to Telehealth Transformation - Module 4

    • Test your learning - Module Review Questions to Consider

  • 3

    Next Steps! Chapter 3

    • Telehealth Course Summary & Reflection

    • Telehealth Course References

  • 4

    Next Steps...

    • Almost There

    • Survey


Core Faculty, College of Nursing

Carolyn Sipes

As professor, Dr. Carolyn has more than 35 years of leadership, clinical, research, academic and informatics experience. She implemented over 23 enterprise projects, both nationally and internationally, including living and managing projects in the UK with the National Health System and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in the UAE. Concurrently, Dr. Sipes is president and CEO of The Center for EHR Program Management, LLC, a healthcare informatics consulting company. Dr. Sipes’ informatics experience includes Senior VP positions at Healthcare Informatics Associates (HIA), Accenture, IBM/HealthLink, and others, certified as a PMP. She is also certified in eight Epic clinical applications, as an Advanced Nurse Executive (NEA - BC) and informatics nursing specialist (RN-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has taught healthcare informatics for more than 18 years, overall, 35 years teaching experience undergraduate and graduate including PhD. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). As a NIH Fellow, holds a PhD from Rush University in Chicago, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Northern Ill University. Her teaching experience includes functioning as a Nursing Informatics (NI) SME, developed informatics and technology courses, and functioned as an NI Specialty coordinator. As a consultant, she developed proprietary informatics competency skill assessments for EHRs, functioned as an analyst in all Epic clinical applications, as well as project manager/director leadership roles. She founded, is President and CEO for The Center for EHR Program Management, LLC. Dr. Sipes has published the Project Management for Advanced Practice Nurse and Applications of Nursing Informatics: Competencies, Skills, and Decision-Making texts as well as numerous other peer-reviewed publications, books and book chapters, which have been presented both nationally and internationally. Her extensive NIH grant-funded research on the execution of care for AIDS patients has been published widely and presented at conferences. As a research scientist for a pharmaceutical company, she was the principle investigator who designed and developed the TOMA - Tolerability of Medication Assessment Instrument and presented the research at International World AIDS in Barcelona. Memberships include American Nurses Informatics Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Project Management Institute, Six Sigma Certification, American Nurses Association.