Trump Moves to Make Telemedicine More Accessible for Veterans

September 17, 2017

The department of Veterans Affairs is unveiling a new initiative to greatly increase the use of telemedicine for veterans across the country.

President Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, have announced the rollout of a new app designed to build out telehealth tools and services for veterans, making virtual care more accessible.

The app, called Veteran Appointment Request, will work in conjunction with VA Video Connect — which has been in development and trials with more than 300 VA clinicians at 76 hospitals since the Obama administration – to connect patients to VA doctors from wherever they are in the United States.

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