What is Telehealth?
Telehealth uses telecommunication technologies to deliver health care services and information to patients who are some distance from providers. Through phones, computers, and other devices, patients in remote locations are able to consult with medical experts at VA hospitals who use disease management, and Telehealth technologies to provide Veterans with the right care in the right place at the right time.
Through home Telehealth, Veterans with chronic health conditions like diabetes, chronic health failure, hypertension, chronic obstruction pulmonary disease, obesity, mental health disorders, and dementia are able to manage their care from the comfort of their homes, improving their health and allowing them to live independently. The goal of Home Telehealth is to improve clinical outcomes and access to care for high-risk patients with chronic diseases while reducing complications, hospitalizations, and clinic or emergency room visits for Veterans in post-acute care settings.
TELEMOVE! Lose weight from home!
If you’re a Veteran who needs to lose weight (and keep it off!), the VA is here to help. You may be able to take part in a weight management program from the comfort and ease of your own home.
TELEMOVE! Is the national VA weight management program that emphasizes health and wellness through a change in nutrition, behavior and physical activity.
If you feel this program may benefit you or a Veteran you know, you can call the Care Coordination office for more information or just contact your VA healthcare provider and let him/her know of your interest.
To learn more about all of VA’s Telehealth services, please visit www.telehealth.va.gov.