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U.S. Rehab publishes white paper on telehealth

U.S. Rehab publishes white paper on telehealth

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab has posted a white paper called “Telehealth for Complex Rehab: Is it Effective?” to its website

“Telehealth has been a great tool for complex rehab technology professionals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Greg Packer, president of U.S. Rehab. “But what we have seen is that telehealth should be available to use outside of the public health emergency.” 

U.S. Rehab notes that studies have indicated that the use of teleahealth in complex rehab indicates similar or, in some cases, better outcomes to in-person services, and that patients often prefer telehealth. 

Packer predicts that using telehealth will increase over the next few years and that providers should prepare now to provide this service and understand the situations where telehealth is best suited. 

The white paper includes commentary from Packer; Dr. Mark Schmeler, associate professor and director of the continuing education program in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh; and Kyle Walker, director of operations of assistive technology at VGM Homelink. 

U.S. Rehab’s membership encompasses more than 1,3000 independently owned rehab locations.  


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