Telehealth Practice Center
An interdisciplinary center for telehealth learning and innovation
To expand access to health care and health education through an interdisciplinary approach to telehealth learning, research, and policy.
A day where the solutions to public health challenges in New Hampshire include the utilization, exploration, and innovation of telehealth technologies and practice.
The interdisciplinary Telehealth Practice Center connects education, research, and service across health-related disciplines, both within and beyond the University of New Hampshire. Learn about our course offerings, visit our telepractice lab, or read about our community and research efforts.
The Telehealth Practice Center has three focal areas:
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s defines telehealth as “ the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.” Unlike telemedicine, which focuses specifically on remote clinical, telehealth and telepractice are broader and can encompass remote non-clinical services. The UNH Telehealth Practice Center chooses to use the term “telepractice” as a broader way to refer to any means of connecting with patients or clients via electronic technologies, such as videoconferencing, store and forward, remote patient monitoring, and mHealth (e.g., care provided through mobile devices) across health-related disciplines.
The Telehealth Practice Center is an interdisciplinary center consisting of the following departments:
- UNH Cooperative Extension
- Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Department Health Management and Policy
- UNH Information Technology
- UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice
- Carsey School of Public Policy
- Department of Nursing
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Social Work
- Occupational Therapy