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Telehealth Rehabilitation Options for Veterans and more Telehealth Buzz

Telehealth Gives Veterans Access to More Rehabilitation Options Veterans Affairs hospitals in Indianapolis, IN, Cleveland, OH, and Jackson, MS, will soon be offering art therapy to veterans via telehealth. The program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Rural Health and the National Endowment for the Arts and is run […]

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Giving Veterans More Health Care Options

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has long been a leader in embracing telemedicine as a way to care for their veteran patients—particularly those living in rural communities. Now, the department is turning to telemedicine again, this time in conjunction with some community and industry partners. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, American Legion and Veterans […]

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Accessible Health Care for American Veterans

For the people who do so much to make sure the country is safe, the least we could do is work to make health care more accessible to them. That is the goal of many Members of Congress, including U.S. Rep and longtime telehealth champion Earl L. “Buddy” Carter of the First District of Georgia, […]

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VA, T-Mobile Team Up on Wireless Access

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has long been a leader in the use of telemedicine and remote monitoring to treat its patients. Indeed, in 2015, the agency’s providers completed more than 2.1 million telehealth visits, 45 percent of which were with rural patients. Now, the agency is teaming up with one of the nation’s […]

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eVETS Act Would Bolster PTSD Treatment for Vets

It’s already been a busy 115th Congress for telemedicine-related legislation, as lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have introduced more than three dozen bills (some of which have even become law) that would eliminate restrictions on the use of telemedicine, increase Medicare reimbursement for care provided via telemedicine, or direct additional resources toward […]

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VA to Expand iPad Telehealth Pilot Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has long been a leader in the use of telemedicine and remote monitoring to treat its patients. Indeed, in 2015, the agency’s providers completed more than 2.1 million telehealth visits, 45 percent of which were with rural patients. Now, the agency is again turning to telehealth—and this time, they’re […]

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VA Turns to Telemedicine for Better Antibiotic Prescribing Practices

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has long been a leader in the use of telemedicine and remote monitoring to treat its patients. Indeed, in 2015, the agency’s providers completed more than 2.1 million telehealth visits, 45 percent of which were with rural patients. Now, the agency is again turning to telemedicine—this time with the […]

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Senate Confirms Wilkie as VA Secretary

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has long been a leader in the use of telehealth and remote monitoring to treat its patients. Indeed, in 2015, the agency’s providers completed more than 2.1 million telehealth visits, 45 percent of which were with rural patients. Now, several months after the resignation of Secretary David Shulkin amid […]

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Trump Officially Nominates Robert Wilkie to Head the VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has long been a leader in the use of telehealth and remote monitoring to treat its patients. Indeed, in 2015, the agency’s providers completed more than 2.1 million telehealth visits, 45 percent of which were with rural patients. Now, several months after the resignation of Secretary David Shulkin, the […]

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Interstate Provider Licensing Rule Finalized at the VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has long been a leader in the use of telehealth and remote monitoring to treat its patients. Indeed, in 2015, the agency’s providers completed more than 2.1 million telehealth visits, 45 percent of which were with rural patients. And last August, the agency announced its telehealth-focused “Anywhere to Anywhere […]

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