The Use of Telehealth for
Disability Evaluations in
Medicine and Allied Health
Crystal J. Bell and Anne Frances
Board on Health Care Services
Health and Medicine Division
Proceedings of a Workshop
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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
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.
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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We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings:
THIERRY LIENOU, Howard University
GEORGIA MALANDRAKI, Purdue University
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