Session 1: Keeping Pace with Rapid Change: The Virtual Care Revolution

September 16, 2022
This event will take place virtually, via Zoom.
Details provided upon registration


Virtual care has undoubtedly reshaped the future of health care. With a rapid growth in consumer expectations and consumption of virtual options from both patients and providers, we explore how the virtual care experience can be optimized as health care undergoes digital transformation. This session will delve into the  history of virtual care, the  current landscape  and rapid expansion of emerging technologies expanding the reach of care.

Target Audience

This program is recommended for virtual care providers, healthcare professionals and organizations seeking to fine tune, develop or launch their Virtual Care programs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:  

  1. Summarize the history, current landscape and future of Virtual Care.
  2. Explore MGB’s successful virtual care model, modalities, and practices.
  3. Evaluate the rapid expansion of Virtual Care during SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic.
  4. Analyze Virtual Care practices, and the modalities used by interdisciplinary teams.
  5. Describe the overall course layout and course expectations.

ABIM MOC Information

  • Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points can only be awarded if you attended the entire hour session.
  • Upon successful completion of this activity, if you wish to receive MOC II points you will need to enter your ABIM ID number, and Date of Birth (mm/dd) at the beginning of the evaluation.
  • The Mass General Brigham Office of Continuing Professional Development will verify completion of this activity and report to the ABIM.
  • Diplomates must check their ABIM Portfolio for confirmation of your MOC II points.

 MOC Recognition Statement 
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 1 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Mass General Brigham, Virtual Care &
Mass General Brigham's Office of Continuing Professional Development

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/16/2022 - 11:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/16/2022 - 12:00pm EDT
Mass General Brigham
Somerville, MA
United States
This event will take place virtually, via Zoom. Details provided upon registration

Lee Schwamm, MD - Course Director
Vice President, Virtual Care,
Mass General Brigham

Dr. Schwamm is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and holds the C. Miller Fisher Chair in Vascular Neurology at MGH, where he serves as the Senior Clinical and Strategic Advisor to the Dept of Neurology and Director of the Center for TeleHealth. He leads all systemwide virtual care (telehealth) activities for the Mass General Brigham Health System as Vice President of Digital Patient Experience/Virtual Care (synchronous and synchronous virtual visits and consults, remote patient monitoring, virtual urgent care and online second opinions). During COVID, he led adoption efforts for 10,000 providers and 1.38 M visits, and introduced a suite of inpatient virtual solutions. He has spent 2 decades in telehealth, pioneering telestroke and leading advocacy efforts (e.g., FAST Act in Congress). He is a an internationally recognized expert in stroke diagnosis, treatment and prevention and a Fellow of the American Heart Association and American Neurological Association. He is the author of >450 peer-reviewed articles and has chaired many of the current practice guidelines for stroke and telehealth-enabled care delivery. He has received numerous awards for innovation, leadership and advocacy in the field of stroke and digital health. He serves as the section editor for digital health for Stroke, and on the international advisory board for Lancet Digital Health. His research has been funded by NIH, PCORI, AHRQ, HRSA, CDC, and others. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association.

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mass General Brigham designates this activity for 1 Nursing contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Physician Assistants
Mass General Brigham has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


1 Continuing Education (CE) credit is awarded


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