Overview .

The MedStar Health Telehealth Fellowship is a collaboration of the MedStar Washington Hospital/ MedStar Georgetown University Emergency Medicine residency and the MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center (MTIC) within the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) to offer a one-year fellowship program.

  • 60% time as an attending physician with MedStar Emergency Physicians or MedStar Hospital Medicine service.
  • Immersion in an innovation center-based telehealth program with health system size scale and opportunities.  MTIC facilitated programs delivering more than 450,000 telehealth encounters in the initial 6 months of the COVID public health emergency across multiple modalities, platforms and delivery models.
  • Educational curriculum focused on best practices for clinical care delivery as well as regulatory, revenue cycle and business development competency
  • Opportunities for research involvement as well as resident and medical student education
  • Diverse resources and faculty mentorship in areas of informatics, executive leadership and innovation

Qualifications .

Applicants will be senior residents or graduates of ACGME accredited residency in Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine and be board certified or board eligible in Emergency Medicine through ABEM or AOBEM, or Internal Medicine through ABIM.

MedStar Telehealth in 2020 .

There have been over 500,000 telehealth encounters in 2020

MedStar eVisit

Direct to consumer telehealth urgent care

MAC3

MedStar Acute Care Coordinating Center, ED and urgent care triage, consult and direct remote care – 46,000 patient contacts in 2020

Video Visits

Scheduled outpatient visits

Goals and Objectives .

Upon completion of the fellowship, graduates will have the leadership skills, knowledge, community of peers and training necessary to assume a clinical and operational leadership role in a developing or established telehealth program at the service line, hospital or health system level. Fellows will work closely with core residency and telehealth faculty to:

  • Use telehealth effectively to deliver clinical care across multiple platforms and modalities
  • Develop broad domain expertise in telehealth technologies, workflows, provider training and in the regulatory, legal, compliance and economic framework of telehealth including mechanisms of reimbursement both within fee-for-service and value-based payment systems
  • Develop deep domain expertise in at least one telehealth modality, such as direct to consumer urgent care (MedStar eVisit), teletriage (MedStar Acute Care Coordinating Center/ MAC3), remote patient monitoring, or peer-to-peer consultation as examples
  • Use informatics and telehealth interactions to design patient centered encounters resulting in clinically appropriate, high value and meaningful provider and patient experiences
  • Work with clinical faculty and the Georgetown University School of Medicine to develop foundational curriculum for telehealth in medical residencies and medical student education
  • Assist with the design, operations, and implementation of an ongoing faculty curriculum to support experienced clinicians embracing new technologies and workflows throughout the health system
  • Document the inaugural fellowship experience to improve and expand the quality and scale for future classes

Research/ Scholarly Project .

  • Design a telehealth-based research project or a peer-reviewed scholarly project or a publishable manuscript
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Research Meeting- required submission of research or innovation abstract/paper
  • Participation in additional academic meetings and engagement with the growing community of telehealth providers will be an important part of the fellowship

Contact Information .

Elizabeth Gill

Fellowship Program Coordinator