President Trump and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Dr. David Shulkin have announced three initiatives that will expand access to health care for veterans across the country. Using telehealth technology and mobile applications, VA will connect with more veterans to provide services where they live. Through VA Telehealth, VA can practice over 50 clinical specialties, from tele-dermatology to tele-intensive care. The 'Anywhere to Anywhere VA Health Care' initiative aims to empower VA to hire providers in major metropolitan areas where there are an abundance of clinical services and connect them to better serve veterans in rural communities that lack sufficient medical services. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog and visit the VA Telehealth Services website.
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