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