Telehealth: A Primer

Telehealth

Note: This CME activity is based on the webinar produced by the Physician Practice Resource Center of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Integrating Telehealth into Practice.  Clips from the webinar will be included in the online course. 

Telehealth is the provision of services to a patient by a physician from a distance by electronic communication.  Telehealth allows health care providers to connect directly with other health care providers or patients outside of a traditional care setting.  There is a need to understand all types of telehealth and how in implement a telehealth plan into practice. This CME Activity explores both the benefits and challenges of telehealth.

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish between the different types of telehealth and their uses.
  • Describe the process for creating a telehealth team and implementing a program.
  • Explore the circumstances in which telehealth would be beneficial for both the health care provider and patient.
  • Explain common issues with telehealth and their solutions. 

Faculty

Adam Licurse, M.D.
Adam Licurse is an assistant medical director at the Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization, and an Associate Medical Director at Partners Population Health Management. He practices primary care at the South Huntington primary care practice.

Jasdeep Sahota,M.B.A, M.S.
Jasdeep is a Senior Project Manager with the Brigham and Women's Physician Organization. In her current role, she is leading work in Telehealth, Patient Engagement, eCare, care transitions and post-acute care and clinical decision making and appropriateness.

Mathew Mortensen, Content Contributor

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $18.00 
Non-MMS Member: $33.00 
Allied Health Professionals: $14.40

Format

Text & Video

CME Credit

1.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

PAs may claim a maximum of 1.5  Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive   AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ .

Activity Term

Start: May 25, 2017    
End: May 31, 2018

System Requirements

Desktops/Laptops  
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8  
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Most modern browsers including:  
IE8,9,10  
Firefox 18.0+  
Chrome 26+  
Safari 5+  
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)  
Android devices including tablets and phones.  
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported. 


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