Technology allows mental health clinicians to achieve very specific goals including providing access to care, managing a healthcare practice, care coordination, and client engagement. However, clinicians should not use technology that they are not competent in using. Legal entities and professional associations have provided guidelines, suggestions, and requirements for the use of technology in healthcare. This course teaches you how to select technology that allows you to be compliant with the applicable laws and ethics for your profession. This includes electronic health-record systems, practice management programs, video conferencing, phone systems, faxing, data storage technology, payment processing technology, and messaging technology (email, texting, chat).
- List the types of technology used in clinical practice.
- Identify and explain the ethical, legal, and clinical considerations in choosing technology
- Explain the steps for choosing technology for clinical services, clinical records, communication, payment, and data storage.
This course is Module 5 of the THTC Program.
This course was updated June 11, 2021