Join the Boston Public Library in partnership with Beacon Hill Village for this online program "A New Era of Telemedicine? Patients and Doctors in a Brave New World with Adam Licurse, MD, MPH, Telehealth Medical Director, Brigham and Women’s Hospital."
The coming of the coronavirus pandemic has radically recast the relations between patients and practitioners. The face-to-face has, in many cases, given way to appointments on Zoom. How, in these changed circumstances, can one still be a savvy patient and a savvy practitioner?
Dr. Adam Licurse knows this brave new world well. He oversees a large metropolitan hospital’s telemedicine efforts—at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston—and he is a committed user of telemedicine in his own internal medicine practice. He will talk about both. You will learn when remote visits make sense and when they do not, why the safety and ease of remote visits may actually improve your health, and how allied electronic technologies may make remote visits even more productive in the future. And Dr. Licurse will address a key institutional issue: once the coronavirus is under control, will telemedicine cease as abruptly as it surfaced, or will it become an ongoing part of medical care, to be used, like all the other tools of medicine, as appropriate for each medical case? Dr. Licurse looks forward to hearing your concerns and answering your questions.
This virtual program is part of Beacon Hill Village’s Living Well Ending Well series. Please register online [link forthcoming] or by calling Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713. Registrants will receive the ZOOM link for the program. We invite you to send questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Programming like this is enabled through the generosity of a variety of public and private funding. To learn more and support our programming, visit the Boston Public Library Fund website.