HIMSS17 Presentation: Relationships and digital tools help Veterans access health care

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In advance of his presentation at the Annual HIMMS Conference, Office of Connected Care Chief Officer Neil C. Evans, MD authored a VAntage Point blog focused on the keys to any successful relationship between Veteran patients and VA care teams.

While trust, communication and honesty are essentials for those relationships, technology is critical to facilitating the relationship, and breaking down barriers that used to exist when health care happened only in the doctor’s office or medical center. Veterans consistently want access to their care teams and access to their health information, and at Connected Care that’s what we do, day in and day out.

Continued advancements among My HealtheVet, VA Mobile, VHA Innovation and VA Telehealth Services are highlighted by VA Video Connect and include the establishment of National and Regional Telehealth Hubs. Connected Care’s technology helps facilitate Veteran and VA care team relationships to ultimately improve patient outcomes.

Read the full blog post.