TELEMEDICINE REPORT TO CONGRESS

January 31, 1997


The Joint Working Group on Telemedicine


Dena S. Puskin, Sc.D., Chair
Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources & Services Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Evaluation and Inventory Subgroup
Linda Brink, Ph.D., Chair
Telemedicine Evaluation Working Group
Department of Defense
Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Co-Chair
Rebecca Kelley
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Veterans Health Administration
Department of Veteran Affairs

Legal Subgroup
Steve Permison, M.D., Chair
Bureau of Health Professions
Health Resources & Services Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Co-Chair
Eric Marks, M.D.
Uniformed Services
University of Health Sciences
Department of Defense

Reimbursement Subgroup
Chair
Bill England, J.D., Ph.D.
Office of Research and Demonstrations
Health Care Financing Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Federal Agency Members and Participants

Michael J. Ackerman, Ph.D
High Performance Computing and Communications
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Lee Bailey
U.S. Israel Science & Technology Commission
Department of Commerce

Robert Bozzelli
Bureau of Prisons
Department of Justice

Richard Banvard
High Performance Computing and Communications
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Bill Braithwaite
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Dept. Of  Health and Human Services

David Brown, Ph.D.
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Larry Bryant
Rural Utilities Services
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Terri Brown
Rural Information Center Health Service
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Ed Cameron
Rural Utilities Service
U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture

Armand Checker
Office of Rural Mental Health Research 
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

G. Radford Clark
Bureau of Prisons
Department of Justice

Richard Cooper
Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Charles Doarn
Aerospace Medicine
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Andre J. Duerinckx, MD, Ph.D.
West L.A. VA Medical Center
Department of Veteran Affairs

John Fanning
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

J. Michael Fitzmaurice, PhD.
Office of Science and Data Development
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Sharon Forrest
Office of Information Resources Management
Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Ronald Freeman
Office of Health Programs
Indian Health Service
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Charles A. Gardner, Ph.D.
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Terri Gay 
Office of International and Refugee Health
Health Resources & Services Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Adam Golodner
Rural Utilities Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Melvyn Greberman, M.D.
Division of Small Manufacturers Assistance
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
U.S. Food And Drug Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Carol B. Haberman, M.S., M.P.A.
High Performance Computing and Communications
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Lori Harris
Office of Legislative and Government Affairs
Health Care Financing Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Thomas W. Hertz, Ph.D.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Virginia Huth
Office of Management and Budget

Rebecca Kelley
Washington IRM Field Office
Department of Veteran Affairs

Lawrence Kucken
Office of Research & Demonstrations
Health Care Financing Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Joanne Kumekawa
Office of the Assistant Secretary
National Telecommunications Information Administration
U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Luis Guillermo Kun, Ph.D.
Center for Information Technology
Agency for Health Care Policy & Research
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Daniel Maloney
Washington IRM Field Office
Department of Veteran Affairs

Eric S. Marks, M.D.
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Dept. of Defense

Elliot Maxwell
Office of Plans and Policy
Federal Communications Commission

Thomas Morris
Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources & Services Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Peter Nacci
Joint Program Steering Group
National Institute of Justice
Department. of Justice

James Pittman
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

LTC Ron Poropatich, MD
Walter Reed Army Hospital
Department of Defense

Lygeia Ricciardi
Office of Plans and Policy
Federal Communications Commission

Harry L. Roesch
Appalachian Regional Commission

Dave Ross, Sc.D.
Office of Public Health Practice
Centers for Disease Control
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Bernadette Schumaker
Bureau of Policy Development
Health Care Financing Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Rufus Sessions, Ph.D
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Department of Defense

Fay Shtern
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Neil J. Stillman, Ph.D.
Office of Information Resorces Managmeent
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Mark Thomas, P.E. 
Clinical Engineering Program
Indian Health Service
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Cindy Trutanic, JD
Office of the Vice President
Office of Tipper Gore

Elisa Tunanidas
Bureau of Policy Development
Health Care Financing Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Linda A. Vogel
Office of International and Refugee Health
Health Resources & Services Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Cathy Wasem
Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources & Services Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Shari Wyatt
National Telecommunications Information Administration
U.S. Depart. of Commerce

Don Young, J.D.
Office of the General Counsel
Health Resources & Services Admnistration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Cap. Paul Zimnik, DO
U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command
Department of Defense

Observers

Lori Bartholomew
Physician Insurers Association of America

James. G. "Gil" Hill
American Psychological Association

Tom Mahr
Office of the Hon. Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND)
United States Senate

D. Kathy Milholland, Ph.D., R.N.
American Nurses Association

David Nickelson, J.D., Psy.D.
Office of the Hon. Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND)

Ellen Riker
Justine Germann
Federation of State Medical Boards

Curtis Rooney, J.D.
American Medical Association

Jay H. Sanders, M.D., F.A.C.P.
American Telemedicine Association & The Global Telemedicine Group 

Nancy Sharp
American College of Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Mary Wakefield
Center for Health Policy
College of Nursing and Health Sciences, George Mason University

Robert Waters, J.D.
Arent Fox

Dennis Wentz 
American Medical Association

Nigel Wilkinson
RSS&M