We Need Your Insights on Telehealth and Telemedicine
The National Disability Forum is an open conversation where members of the public, community leaders, and Social Security employees come together to talk about the disability programs. Social Security uses these meetings to listen to you and your community leaders so we can learn what’s important to you.
Your input is important to Social Security. We use what we learn from you and your community to improve our rules and policies to help people with disabilities. The National Disability Forum does not replace Social Security’s normal rule-making process, but it does help us hear from you before we make any new rules. Learn more about the National Disability Forum here.
Our Next National Disability Forum will Focus on Telehealth and Telemedicine
Telehealth includes a variety of ways to use video and other technology to enhance healthcare and related information delivery. Telemedicine involves clinical services provided by interactive communication, most commonly a video, between a patient and a practitioner at different locations.
We want to learn more about telehealth and telemedicine to determine if there are ways to use them to advance our disability programs.
What can you do?
You can help us by considering the following questions:
- How can we use telemedicine or telehealth in the claims procedure to better serve individuals with disabilities?
- How can telemedicine or telehealth help speed our decision-making process at all levels?
- How else might we use telemedicine or telehealth to improve the administration of our programs, and what factors should we consider?
You can share your insights on these question by posting right here on our blog or at our IdeaScale online tool, or by registering to attend the forum on October 27. Social Security is here to help secure today and tomorrow, and together we can strengthen our disability programs.