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Title: Telehealth and Public Health Emergencies and Disaster Medical Responses


1
Telehealth and Public Health Emergencies and
Disaster Medical Responses
February 6, 2009
Lara Lamprecht
2
Report to Congress
  • Fulfillment of PHS Act Section 319D (f) as
    amended by Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness
    Act (PAHPA) (December 2006)
  • Scope limited to Telehealth initiatives that
    could be utilized to optimize Emergency Support
    Function 8 efforts in service to the public
    during public health emergencies (PHE) or
    disaster medical responses (DMR)

3
Process to Create Report
  • ASPR policy process mechanisms to obtain the
    proper utility of and format for a national
    Telehealth inventory
  • ASPR-led multi-agency Telehealth Working Group
  • Created a working definition of Telehealth
  • Input garnered from internal and external
    entities
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Enterprise Governance Board
  • National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB)
  • Institute of Medicine (via Dispensing Medical
    Countermeasures for Public Health workshop)

4
Working Definition for Telehealth
  • Electronic information, infrastructure
    considerations, clinical, administrative
    applications and communication technology applied
    to improving health and maximizing patient
    outcomes with specific application to public
    health emergencies and disaster medical responses

5
Content of Report
  • Working definition for Telehealth
  • Inventory of existing Telehealth initiatives
    applicable to PHE or DMR
  • Integration of Telehealth into NDMS practice
  • Recommendations for improved interagency
    practices and cooperation
  • Establishment and improvement of payment or
    reimbursement for telemedicine resources
  • Preparation and integration of the electronic
    medical record
  • Public-private collaboration to leverage existing
    networks
  • Information technology and telephonic
    connectivity to enhance the applications to mass
    casualty event, or PHE and DMR

6
Working Group Identified Challenges
  • Integration of existing Telehealth and ehealth
    resources and programs
  • Expansion of communication technology
  • Establishment of uniform information standards
  • Implementation of Telehealth and ehealth
    throughout the public and private sectors at
    local, state and national levels
  • Estimation of the type and amount of resources
    which will be required
  • Determination of the role the Federal Government
    should play in integrating existing Telehealth
    and ehealth resources and programs

7
Recommendations
  • Apply existing clinical and technical practices,
    networks and technological capabilities for
    information transfer, and rapidly insert
    intellectual and clinical consultation into
    remote and compromised environments during a
    response
  • Use existing and uniform accounting and
    electronic asset and reimbursement strategies for
    Telehealth materials and services to
  • Improve situational awareness
  • Enhance overall incident management
  • Accurately represent the event to facilitate
    crisis decision-making
  • Inform event review and lessons learned by
    providing data for objective evaluation to
    determine reliable best practices (for swifter
    recovery and improved patient outcomes)
  • Properly apply Telehealth tools to capture
    potentially the arc of a patients encounter
    with the system, course of care, and final
    disposition

8
Recommendations
  • NBSB recommendation that a Task Force
  • Address Working Group identified challenges and
    advise on a national strategy for Telehealth and
    ehealth application to PHE and DMR
  • Consider the proper matching of PHE response and
    disaster medicine tactics with twenty-first
    century technology
  • IOM recommendation that a Forum be held to
    address
  • Health Informatics (ehealth, Telehealth, IT
    considerations) In Public Health Emergencies and
    Disaster Medical Response 21st Century Response
  • Three specific topics
  • EMR compatibility NDMS, public healthcare,
    private healthcare
  • Innovative Response Consultation,
    Countermeasures, Tracking, Compensation,
    Confidentiality
  • Interoperability ESFs 5, 6, 8, 9, etc.

9
Next Steps
  • Development of a national strategy to incorporate
    Telehealth applications into PHE and DMR
    including
  • Credentialing
  • Portability
  • Information exchange regarding adverse actions
  • Waiving of licensing requirements
  • Internal Working Group
  • External input on strategic considerations
  • NBSB Task Force
  • Materials generated by IOM and other independent,
    objective entities
  • EGB

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