Session ID: 
336

Impact of VA Telehealth Care: When and Where It’s Needed

12:00pm - 1:00pm Friday, March 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W206A

Description

As the nation’s largest and most geographically diverse healthcare system, VA continues to focus on ensuring that every Veteran has access to healthcare when and where they need it. Expanding telehealth at VA is a top priority. However, transforming the VA health system to support more telehealth instances required new policies, approaches, tools, training, and ongoing support to clinicians and patients alike. This presentation will explore VA’s approach to expanding telehealth, what works and doesn’t, for engaging clinicians and patients around the telehealth experience. It will have a future look at ensuring, that by 2020, all of the 9 million veteran patients who want to use telehealth can do so. It will also explore VA’s partner program, which brings organizations and companies into the fold in local communities, allowing VA to reach rural Veterans and those affected by natural disasters.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify best practices and examples of how the VA is engaging clinicians and veterans to use telehealth to increase patient outcomes
  • Explain how telehealth is used to provide quality care, build capacity to match clinical supply and demand and make care more accessible for all veterans
  • Demonstrate through data how VA telehealth is increasing access for unique populations, rural populations & those displaced from natural disasters
  • Illustrate how VA is using private sector partnerships to ensure veterans can access health care and enable veterans to help other veterans

Speaker(s)

Director of Synchronous Telehealth,
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
ACHE
1.00
ACPE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

CEO, COO
Chief Quality, Chief Clin Transformation Officer
Public Health Practitioner

Level

Intermediate