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VA Pilot Program Tests Cloud-Based Telehealth Platform

The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the midst of a pilot program that uses a tablet technology designed to help healthcare providers, such as home health nurses, document the progress of patients’ healing. Christopher Menzie, public affairs specialist for VA’s San Diego Healthcare System, wrote in a blog post …

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ImmixGroup’s Lloyd McCoy: DoD’s FY 2017 Budget Request Seeks to Deploy Commercial EHR System by 2022

Lloyd McCoy Jr., a market intelligence manager at immixGroup, has said the Defense Department’s budget request for fiscal year 2017 contains health information technology initiatives that would prioritize the deployment of a commercial electronic health record system. McCoy wrote in a Fedscoop commentary published Tuesday that DoD proposed the commercial …

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VA Plans to Stop In-Home Telehealth Copays

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to eliminate copays for in-home telehealth services starting on May 7, Mobi Health News reports. In a Federal Register notice, the VA said it will stop the copays unless it receives compelling negative complaints. The VA said it hopes the mandate will increase access …

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VA Continues to Focus on Veteran Health Service Offerings

The Department of Veterans Affairs will continue focusing on veteran homelessness, claims backlogs and access to care, VA CIO Roger Baker said Tuesday. GCN reports Baker made the announcement during AFCEA Belvoir Industry Day. Baker said the VA has prepared projects focusing on streamlining online recordkeeping, telehealth and Web-based applications …

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High-Tech Care on Display at Workshop

Traditional methods of mental healthcare, including face-to-face meetings with a psychologist, were given a high-tech facelift at a demonstration July 21. The National Center for Telehealth and Technology, or T2, presented a workshop at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, guiding providers on offering mental health services from a distance. Armed With Science …

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