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Center for Telehealth Innovation, Education & Research (C-TIER)

Mission Statement

The mission of C-TIER is to promote innovation, education, and research in telehealth for those involved in the provision of health care, healthcare education, research, and healthcare technologies through collaborative opportunities, educational programs, and telehealth innovation.

Vision Statement

To create an environment where health care and healthcare access is optimized through telehealth education, innovation, research, and technology enhanced practice.

Next Telehealth Certification for Providers & Educators

Please click on the link below for more information about the C-TIER and our Certification programs, and the National Telehealth Toolkit created by a consortium of universities located throughout the country.

February 7-18, 2022

Telehealth Certification for Providers & Educators

  1. Become certified in telehealth from the ODU Center for Telehealth, Innovation, Education and Research (C-TIER)

  2. Self-paced interactive online two-week program

  3. Exclusive for health care provider, students, and educators

Course Objectives

  1. Learn to plan, prepare, & provide telehealth services

  2. Develop strategies for telehealth education within health professional programs

  3. Earn 20 continuing education credits from the Virginia Nurses Association


  1. Carolyn Rutledge, Award-Winning Professor of Nursing, Author of the National Position Paper on Telehealth for NONPF

  2. Tina Gustin, National Speaker on Telehealth & Telehealth Education. Telehealth Manager Children's Hospital of Kings' Daughters

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"We have developed training videos that are being used nationally by providers, hospitals, and educational programs to assist in the implementation of telehealth."

Carolyn Rutledge,

C-TIER Co-Director


Cutting-Edge Health Care

ODU's Center for Telehealth Innovation, Education & Research offers innovative options to reach the sick during COVID-19 outbreak.

Case Study: Old Dominion Incorporates LifeStream Patient Monitoring Technology into its Telehealth Curriculum

Using remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology to serve patients in rural and underserved areas takes a special kind of healthcare professional.

$1.5 Million Grant Will Help Launch Commonwealth Center of Innovation for Autonomous Systems

A research collaboration between Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University will pave the way for new autonomous systems projects.

Old Dominion's Growing Ties with CHKD

ODU's School of Nursing works closely with CHKD. Many pre-licensure nursing students and family, pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioner students do their practicums at CHKD or its medical group practices.

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