We must challenge ourselves to redefine how and where care is offered. With today's diverse Veteran population and the VA's drive toward improved access to quality healthcare, the focus on flexibly and efficiency in serving patients has never been more important.
As caregiver, you must be able to adjust to these new demands quickly with solutions that can be tailored to the individual patient. Telehealth services (often referred to as telemedicine, telecare, or remote patient monitoring) have the potential to improve the quality of life for Veterans who require regular ongoing care management for multiple chronic conditions.
Benefits of telehealth can include¹:
- Reduced hospital readmissions
- Fewer outpatient visits
- Improved quality of life for the Veteran
This is where the true value of telehealth becomes obvious.