The final rule will override state laws to create a nationwide telehealth program to improve care access and reduce wait times for veterans.
A tele-ICU collaboration between the VA and the Air Force aims to extend patient care for service members in critical condition.
The transition from military to civilian-life can be very difficult and going to college after serving can be an added stress.
A partnership between the University of Alabama and the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is helping with this transition.
One in five Americans face mental health challenges, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Because of stigma, many people—especially veterans—who need mental health support remain hesitant to talk openly about it. Only about half of those who are affected receive treatment.
The Under Secretary for Health and VA Chief Executive Dr. David Shulkin said at the American Telemedicine Association annual conference yesterday, is that it has pushed the VA into exploring new avenues to provide veterans with care including, increasingly, telemedicine options.