A new initiative, Anywhere to Anywhere VA Health Care, would further expand telehealth technology and mobile apps to connect more veterans with providers.
Psychotherapy via telemedicine can benefit veterans as it helps to overcome many of the barriers to mental health care, and provides greater accessibility.
If patients can be encouraged to seek care from a specialist when their condition is in its early states, telemedicine will help reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and healthcare costs.
The positive impact of telemedicine on veterans has been steadily growing over the past decade. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 600,000 veterans used telemedicine programs in 2013, and the use of these services continues to grow about 22% each year. There are currently two avenues that VA uses to deliver telemedicine […]