The Veterans Affairs Department is already a step ahead of the rest of the federal government in promoting telehealth, also called telemedicine. Now VA is jumping forward again by proposing to double its telehealth investment over two years.
VA’s home telehealth program cares for 35,000 patients and is the largest of its kind in the world. According to the department’s plans, it would grow to $163 million in fiscal 2011, more than twice the $72 million spent in fiscal 2009. Read More.