TeleHealth: Leveraging Technology for Integrated Care

Military Network Radio with Linda Kreter & co-host Pamela Stokes Eggleston presents:

TeleHealth: Leveraging Technology for Integrated Care

Dr. Tim Hoyt, Deputy Director of the National Center for TeleHealth and Technology (or T2), shares the many advances and advantages of Telehealth from use downrange in Afghanistan, to rural health application for a difficult-to-access specialist – and conditions between.

The intended goal of utilizing telehealth is a “connected healthcare roll-out”. Technology is generally regarded as effective as face-to-face interaction by patients, and often becomes their preference, especially when distance or the lack of specialist close to home is inconvenient.  Chronic pain management as well as longer-term conditions like a cancer diagnosis can connect healthcare professionals around the globe.

Consider how valuable efficiencies are to quality of life: shorter wait times, direct access to health education, monitoring conditions remotely, and providing the right specialist or therapist to the service member or veteran, thereby raising the level of integrated, more seamless care.

Learn more about leveraging technology to provide effective, timely healthcare to our military families. More information may be found here: http://t2health.dcoe.mil/, or at the Outreach Call Center: 866-966-1020 or website: http://www.dcoe.mil/Outreach. Click here to download the podcast: http://bit.ly/T2-MNR, or click below to listen now. Also available on ITunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.  Air date, 21Jun2016.

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