Project ECHO gives specialty care services virtually to rural Vets #echoVA
VA Uses Technology to Provide Rural Veterans Greater Access to Specialty Care Services July 10, 2012 Printable Version Need Viewer Software? Demonstration Scheduled for July 11, 10 a.m. at VA Central Office WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented a new initiative, Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO), to increase access to specialty care services for Veterans in rural and medically under-served areas through the use of videoconferencing equipment. “We are committed to providing increased access to high-quality health care to Veterans regardless of where they live,” said Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. “Through SCAN-ECHO, patients in rural areas with complex medical conditions are now able to receive specialty care treatment from their local VA physician.” SCAN-ECHO is modeled after an outreach progra...