Is the Cost of Telehealth More Than It’s Worth?

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Friday, Aug 24, 12pm PDT

Services like Teladoc, MDLIVE, and AmWell are now regularly included in most health plans. But how much are these telemedicine services really saving us in health spending? And if they aren't saving us in health costs, does this mean we should stop doing telemedicine?

Join our guest Adam Licurse, MD, MHS, Director of Virtual Care at Brigham and Women's, a Harvard Medical teaching hospital and author of the paper, "The Effect of Telehealth in Spending: Thinking Through the Numbers" and find out how you can maximize the value of telehealth for your practice or program.


  • What types of telehealth visits do payers love
  • Where is telehealth reducing healthcare costs and where isn’t it
  • What telehealth policies and programs can help maximize the benefits of telehealth
  • What will it take for telehealth to impact overall healthcare spending


Adam Licurse, MD, MHS is the Telehealth Medical Director at Brigham and Women’s, a Harvard Medical teaching hospital and at Partners Population Health. He has published multiple articles about evidence-based clinical decision-making and financial ties to industry and has been an invited speaker on population health, telehealth, and patient engagement at numerous conferences. He earned his MD and MHS at Yale School of Medicine where he graduated cum laude.