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eHealth and telehealth leverage computer and telephone-based technologies—in concert with health informatics, specialty care, and case managements—to improve Veterans' care delivery, quality, and access. Telehealth and eHealth can also help improve the quality of Veterans' care when used by providers, such as when primary care providers use real-time video to seek advice from specialists on diagnoses or procedures. eHealth and telehealth technology can also provide Veterans and their caregivers with a greater degree of involvement in the their treatment through the use of web-based personal medical records like MyHealtheVet.

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(5 of more than 246 EHEALTH focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 8 EHEALTH focused publication briefs)

  • Veterans Participating in a VA National Telehealth Tablet Initiative Save Both Time and Money
    In 2016, VA initiated a program to distribute video-enabled tablets to Veterans with geographic, clinical, and/or social access barriers to in-person care so that they could receive services in their homes or other convenient locations. As part of a national evaluation of this initiative, a patient experience survey was conducted with a subset of tablet recipients. Investigators in this study soug...
    Date: December 26, 2019
  • Video Telehealth Tablet Initiative Improves Access to and Continuity of Mental Healthcare for Veterans
    In 2016, VA initiated a program to distribute video-enabled tablets to Veterans with geographic, clinical, or social access barriers to in-person care so that they could receive services in their homes or other convenient locations: 75% of tablet recipients had a mental health diagnosis, providing a unique opportunity to assess the effectiveness of this national dissemination of tablets. Findings ...
    Date: August 5, 2019
  • Veterans Eligible for VA Purchased Healthcare Based on Distance from VA Facilities Face Shortage of Non-VA Providers
    This study examined the potential impacts of reforms to improve access to care for Veterans living in rural areas on these Veterans and healthcare providers. Findings showed that initiatives to purchase care for Veterans living more than 40 miles from VA facilities may not significantly improve their access to care, as these areas are underserved by non-VA providers. For example, about 16% of thes...
    Date: May 29, 2018
  • Telemedicine-Based Intervention Improves Outcomes for Veterans with Poorly Controlled Diabetes
    Investigators in this pilot trial developed the Advanced Comprehensive Diabetes Care (ACDC) intervention, which bundles four evidence-based telemedicine approaches – telemonitoring, self-management support, medication management, and depression management – and is designed for practical delivery by existing VA Home Telehealth program nurses using standard VA equipment. Findings showed that the ACD...
    Date: November 5, 2015
  • Changes in VA Care since PACT Implementation
    This study evaluated interim changes in PACT-related care processes. Findings showed that VA achieved rapid progress in building a PACT infrastructure in the first 30 months of an extensive four-year implementation plan, and some interim changes in processes of care were observed: in-person PCP visit rates decreased slightly; healthcare via telephone and Internet increased dramatically (e.g., pho...
    Date: July 10, 2013

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( 5 of more than 117 EHEALTH focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
C19 20-204 Use of VA Telehealth Services at VAGLAHS during the COVID-19 Pandemic Der-Martirosian, Claudia 2020-07-01
C19 20-217 Effectiveness of telehealth to adequately manage ACSC such as admission for congestive heart failure (CHF) Winchester, David 2020-05-01
CDA 18-008 Using telehealth to expand treatment access for Veterans with opioid use disorder Lin, Lewei 2019-04-01
PPO 16-118 Telehealth to Support Antimicrobial Stewardship Implementation at VA Facilities Jump, Robin 2016-09-01
IIR 14-353 Telehealth Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Parkinson's Disease Interian, Alejandro 2016-07-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "ehealth" publications displayed.

  • FORUM, May 2014: Connected Health
    ...measures for review and inclusion in the compendium. Unique Characteristics of eHealth Implementation eHealth implementation has several unique...

  • FORUM, May 2014: Connected Health
    ...Highlights The eHealth Measures Compendium by Bonnie J. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, eHealth Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI),...

  • FORUM, May 2014: Connected Health
    ...M.D., M.P.H., FACMI, Timothy P. Hogan, Ph.D., and Lorilei Michaud Richardson, Ph.Dc., M.S., all with the VA eHealth Quality Enhancement Research...

  • Fall 2016 FORUM
    ...K. Houston, MD, MPH, and Timothy P. Hogan, PhD, both with HSR&D's Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research and eHealth Partnered...

  • Summer 2017 FORUM
    ...and patients working across time, space, and organizational boundaries using digital modes of communication (e.g., telehealth, ehealth, mhealth,...

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Date Title Presenter(s)
6/10/2020 Access Expansions through Virtual Modalities: Research-Based Insights for the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond Jones, Audrey  
Kuhn, Eric  
Possemato, Kyle  
Zulman, Donna  
Slightam, Cindie  
2/20/2020 Accelerating Implementation of Virtual Care in VHA Practice: Think Tank Results Lewinski, Allison  
Massey, Oliver  
Turvey, Carolyn  
Bosworth, Hayden  
9/16/2019 Personalized Implementation of Video Telehealth (PIVOT) Lindsay, Jan  
Fletcher, Terri  
2/7/2019 Conducting Formative Evaluation, Studying Implementation Facilitation, & Documenting Model Adaptation ‘Over the Shoulders’ of Facilitators Drummond, Karen  
1/15/2019 Ethnography as a Catalyst for Innovation in Implementation Science: Dynamic Methods for Complex Interventions Martin, Lindsey Ann  
Reisinger, Heather  
McCullough, Megan  
Hamilton, Alison  

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Other Resources


  • Learn more about how VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Partnered Evaluation program is working with the VA Office of Telehealth Services to evaluate eHealth technologies across the VA healthcare system.
  • Visit the VA's Office of Telehealth Service's website to learn more about how technology is being used to improve care for Veterans.
  • Learn more about how VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Virtual Specialty Care Program is working to deliver and evaluate technology facilitated specialty care to rural-dwelling Veterans.

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