Pandemic pushed National Cancer Institute to commercial software for telemedicine, CIO says

by • 2 months ago

The institute switched to Microsoft Teams for telemedicine amid the pandemic because it was quick to scale, cheap and user-friendly.

Medicare telehealth expansion gets bipartisan stamp of approval from lawmakers

by • 4 months ago

A bipartisan, bicameral group is urging House and Senate leaders to use end-of-year legislation to permanently expand Medicare coverage of telehealth services.

VA expanding telehealth care to rural cancer patients with new grant

by • 10 months ago

With a new grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, the VA is advancing its teleoncology services by bringing cancer counseling to rural veterans.

How VA improved its IT with $2B in emergency coronavirus funding

by • 11 months ago

The VA is "putting every penny of" the more than $2 billion it received for things like telework and telehealth to "effective use," VA CIO James Gfrerer said.

VA moves benefits hearings online following passage of new modernization act

by • 12 months ago

The VA is moving more services online. A recent law allowed veterans to appear before benefit hearings remotely.

VA inks deal with Facebook, increases video services for virtual mental health care

by • 12 months ago

The VA says it is has seen its online mental health care services nearly triple as the department tries to limit in-person contact to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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