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The Use of Telehealth for
Disability Evaluations in
Medicine and Allied Health

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Crystal J. Bell and Anne Frances
Johnson, Rapporteurs

Board on Health Care Services

Health and Medicine Division

Proceedings of a Workshop

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. The Use of Telehealth for Disability Evaluations in Medicine and Allied Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26650.
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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. The use of telehealth for disability evaluations in medicine and allied health: Proceedings of a workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26650.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. The Use of Telehealth for Disability Evaluations in Medicine and Allied Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26650.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. The Use of Telehealth for Disability Evaluations in Medicine and Allied Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26650.
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PLANNING COMMITTEE1 FOR THE WORKSHOP ON THE USE OF TELEHEALTH FOR DISABILITY EVALUATIONS IN MEDICINE AND ALLIED HEALTH

ALLEN W. HEINEMANN (Chair), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

NEIL A. BUSIS, New York University Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Health

GEORGE DEMIRIS, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

SABRINA FORD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

MEI WA KWONG, Center for Connected Health Policy

ALAN C. LEE, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, and Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, California

ANA MARIA LOPEZ, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Jefferson Health-New Jersey

GEORGIA A. MALANDRAKI, Purdue University

JAY H. SHORE, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and Salt Lake City Health Care System, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

PAUL C. TANG, Stanford University and Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Board on Health Care Services Project Staff

CRYSTAL J. BELL, Associate Program Officer

TRACY LUSTIG, Senior Program Officer

KAREN HELSING, Senior Program Officer

TORRIE BROWN, Senior Program Assistant

ANNALEE GONZALES, Administrative Assistant

AUSTEN APPLEGATE, Research Associate (from May 2022)

LYLE CARRERA, Research Associate (from June 2022)

RUKSHANA GUPTA, Research Assistant (from March 2022 to June 2022)

SIHAM IDRIS, Program Assistant (from November 2021 to March 2022)

JULIE WILTSHIRE, Senior Finance Business Partner

SHARYL NASS, Senior Board Director

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1 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published Proceedings of a Workshop rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. The Use of Telehealth for Disability Evaluations in Medicine and Allied Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26650.
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BOARD ON HEALTH CARE SERVICES

DONALD M. BERWICK (Chair), Harvard Medical School

ANDREW B. BINDMAN, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Hospitals

NIRANJAN BOSE, Gates Ventures

NEIL S. CALMAN, Institute for Family Health and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

PAUL CHUNG, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

PATRICIA M. DAVIDSON, University of Wollongong

MARTHA DAVIGLUS, University of Illinois at Chicago

JENNIFER E. DEVOE, Oregon Health & Science University

RICHARD G. FRANK, Harvard Medical School and University of Southern California-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy

CINDY GILLESPIE, Arkansas Department of Human Services

ELMER E. HUERTA, The George Washington University Cancer Center

LAUREN HUGHES, Farley Health Center and University of Colorado

SHARON K. INOUYE, Harvard Medical School and Hebrew SeniorLife

JOHN R. LUMPKIN, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

FAITH MITCHELL, Urban Institute

DAVID B. PRYOR, Ascension Clinical Holdings (retired)

JULIE ROBISON, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

WILLIAM M. SAGE, The University of Texas at Austin

HARDEEP SINGH, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine

LAURIE ZEPHYRIN, The Commonwealth Fund

MICHAEL ZUBKOFF, Dartmouth College

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Reviewers

This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings:

THIERRY LIENOU, Howard University

GEORGIA MALANDRAKI, Purdue University

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by ALFRED O. BERG, University of Washington School of Medicine. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this proceedings was carried out in accordance with standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the National Academies.

We also thank staff member Chelsea Fowler for reading and providing helpful comments on this manuscript.

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Over the past few years the common use of telehealth technology has been rapidly expanding. While remote models of care have been successfully used in rural communities for decades, the adoption of telehealth rapidly expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic, narrowing some gaps in care access and equity while exacerbating health care inequities in other ways. At the request of the Social Security Administration, the National Academies hosted a workshop on March 9 and 10, 2022 to examine the use of telehealth for patient evaluation. The workshop explored the evolution of telehealth and commonly used terminology, the impact of inequities in digital access, privacy and cybersecurity concerns, its use in a variety of allied health and medical specialties for patient evaluation, and interstate licensure related to providing telehealth care. This publication provides a high-level summary of the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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