THE ROLE OF
IN AN EVOLVING
HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT
Tracy A. Lustig, Rapporteur
Board on Health Care Services
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PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR A WORKSHOP ON THE ROLE OF TELEHEALTH IN AN EVOLVING HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT1
KAREN S. RHEUBAN (Chair), Professor of Pediatrics; Senior Associate Dean for CME and External Affairs; and Director, University of Virginia Center for Telehealth, University of Virginia Health System
NINA M. ANTONIOTTI, Director of TeleHealth, Marshfield Clinic
KAMAL JETHWANI, Corporate Manager—Research & Innovation, Partners Healthcare Center for Connected Health; and Instructor in Dermatology, Harvard Medical School
SPERO M. MANSON, Distinguished Professor and Director, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, University of Colorado Denver
THOMAS S. NESBITT, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of California, Davis, Health System
SHERILYN Z. PRUITT, Director, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
TRACY A. LUSTIG, Senior Program Officer
SAMANTHA ROBOTHAM, Senior Program Assistant
ROGER C. HERDMAN, Director, Board on Health Care Services
1 Institute of Medicine planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteur and the institution.
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This workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published workshop summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the workshop summary meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop summary:
MARY DeVANY, Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center
STEPHANIE LAWS, Wabash Valley Rural Telehealth Network
DAVID LINDEMAN, Center for Aging and Technology
ROB SPRANG, Kentucky TeleCare
Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release The review of this workshop summary was overseen by HUGH H. TILSON, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Appointed by the Institute of Medicine,
he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this workshop summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this workshop summary rests entirely with the rapporteur and the institution.