Avera Health opens telehealth education center: 4 things to know

While the spread of the novel coronavirus canceled Avera Health's grand opening plans, the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based medical center still launched its new telehealth education center this week, according to Sioux Falls Business.

Four things to know:

1. The 5,500-square-foot center will host a national telehealth certificate program, which is being funded by a $4.3 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

2. Avera eCare, the health system's telehealth program, is working with Harvard Medicine physicians to develop the program for the national telehealth certificate, according to the report.

3. The certificate program aims to teach healthcare providers areas such as broadband requirements to support video how to have a HIPAA-compliant server or cloud system and how to provide telehealth while working remotely.

4. The education center can house up to 108 participants, but it will also offer training delivered virtually.

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