The VA has announced that it has created an initiative aimed at studying the benefits that are associated with the use of mhealth apps and tablet devices to improve and coordinate care between physicians, veterans and their families/caregivers.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is incorporating mobile technology and devices into their operations, demonstrating that they are up to date on technology. VA is distributing a controlled number (1,000 max) of iPhones and iPads to hospitals that represent a business case of need, such as the D.C. VA medical center. The devices are being used by VA doctors to securely and remotely access a patient’s electronic health record (EHR). The mobile app enables a physician to have information about the patients to be seen that day, and helps with rounds.
The Veterans Affairs Department is procuring 100,000 tablets for the thousands of medical clinicians, doctors, nurses and technicians to use.