The AAMA Releases a Continuing Education Program on Telemedicine

The availability of and demand for telemedicine has increased exponentially in 2020 due to the public health emergency associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Health care providers need staff who can keep up with such shifts in health care delivery needs.

To help allied health and medical assisting personnel demonstrate to providers that they are well versed in telemedicine, the American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA) has launched Topics in Telemedicine: Go the Distance with Remote Patient Care. This program’s purpose is to expand and advance the health care professional’s knowledge and understanding of important aspects of—and medical assistants’ role within—telemedicine.

To earn the certificate, individuals must complete the following three courses and pass a final assessment:

  • Course 1: Introduction to Telemedicine
  • Course 2: Telemedicine: Care Delivery and Patient Management
  • Course 3: Telemedicine: Documentation

The telemedicine courses are available to CMAs (AAMA)®, other medical assistants, and all other health care professionals. Altogether, the program is worth 4.5 administrative/general continuing education units (CEUs).

Users will earn CEUs as they pass the individual courses. Those who pass some, but not all, of the three courses’ final assessments will still earn CEUs for the courses that were passed; however, only those who pass all three courses’ final assessments will receive a program-level certificate upon completion.

More information on the program is available at

About the AAMA

The mission of the American Association of Medical Assistants is to provide the medical assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection, and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.

For more information, visit or call the AAMA at 800/228-2262.

Media Contact:  

Miranda Sanks

Communications Director


Source: American Association of Medical Assistants