03 Aug '17, 6pm

[email protected] announces new ways to help veterans get medical care:

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced new efforts Thursday to use technology to improve veterans' health care, saying the programs will greatly expand access, especially for mental health care and suicide prevention. Veterans living in rural areas will also benefit, he said. Initiatives include using video technology and diagnostic tools to conduct medical exams. Veterans also will be able to use mobile devices to make and manage appointments with Veterans Administration doctors. "We call it 'anywhere to anywhere' VA health care," VA Secretary David Shulkin said. Shulkin said the goal is better health care for veterans wherever they are. He said existing "telehealth" programs provided care to more than 700,000 veterans last year. A medical doctor, Shulkin wore his white coat to the White House announcement, during which he demonstrated the technologies for Trump. T...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/trump-announces-new-ways-to-help-...

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