The Trump Administration has announced new technology based initiatives to improve access to and delivery of veterans’ health services. The initiatives are expected to expand access to services in rural areas, and access to mental health and suicide prevention services across the board.
The AP reports:
Initiatives include using video technology and diagnostic tools to conduct medical exams. Veterans also will be able to use mobile devices to make and manage appointments with Veterans Administration doctors.
“We call it ‘anywhere to anywhere’ VA health care,” VA Secretary David Shulkin said. Shulkin said the goal is better health care for veterans wherever they are. He said existing “telehealth” programs provided care to more than 700,000 veterans last year.
The article notes that the initiatives await regulations in order to be launched.
Read the AP article to learn more.
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