Massachusetts Medical Society: Telehealth: A Primer

Telehealth: A Primer


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. 


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: $22.50 
Non-MMS Member: $45.00 
Allied Health Professionals: $18.00


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CME Credit

1.50 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 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

MOC Approval Statement 
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory , this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

Allergy and Immunology
Family Medicine
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry & Neurology

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.50 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

Original Released Date: May 25, 2017
Review Date: N/A
Termination Date: May 25, 2020

System Requirements

Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8  
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

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

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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