Telemedicine’s Convenience Helps Overcome Veterans’ Concerns
Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) held a hearing to gather information on how technology has been able to give veterans better access to health care and cut down on wait times.
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VA Doctors And Patients Hook Up Through Cameras And Television Screens
In 2015, VA providers delivered 2.1 million telehealth consultations to more than 677,000 veterans via video conferencing and other technologies. About 400,000 consultations were for mental health. VA in 2017 expects to deliver telehealth-based services to nearly 762,000 veterans, an increase of 12.5 percent compared to 2015. (Koehler, 8/12)