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eHealth/Telehealth

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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Citations

(5 of more than 285 EHEALTH focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 10 EHEALTH focused publication briefs)


  • Primary Care Intensive Management for High-Risk VA Patients Did Not Improve Long-term (12-24 Month) Outcomes or Costs
    This randomized trial tested whether primary care intensive management (PIM) teams could decrease acute care use, such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations, among high-risk Veterans during the second year of PIM implementation. Findings showed that offering an intensive case management program in addition to routine primary care services for high-risk patients increased outpatient u...
    Date: June 18, 2021
  • VA/HSR&D Research on Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies within VA
    Funded by HSR&D, this special issue of Medical Care highlights how research on complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies in the VA healthcare system has progressed along the QUERI (Quality Enhancement Research Initiative) Implementation Roadmap – from pre-implementation to implementation to sustainment. CIH approaches are becoming more available throughout VA, due to: 1) increased imple...
    Date: September 1, 2020
  • 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

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Studies

( 5 of more than 125 EHEALTH focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
CDA 19-035 Telehealth Treatment of Veterans with Alcohol Misuse at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Blalock, Daniel 2021-05-01
CDA 20-073 Telehealth to Improve Functional Status and Quality of Life in Veterans with PAD Gutierrez, Jorge 2021-05-01
INV 20-111 Telehealth for Acute Care in VA Vashi, Anita 2020-10-01
C19 20-217 Effectiveness of telehealth to adequately manage ACSC such as admission for congestive heart failure (CHF) Winchester, David 2020-08-01
C19 20-204 Use of VA Telehealth Services at VAGLAHS during the COVID-19 Pandemic Der-Martirosian, Claudia 2020-07-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Topic Spotlight

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "ehealth" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/7/2021 Disparities in Telehealth Use During COVID-19 Described Three Ways O'Shea, Amy  
Haderlein, Taona  
Connolly, Samantha  
6/2/2021 New Directions in Safety Planning and Lethal Means Safety for at-risk Suicidal Veterans Goodman, Marianne  
5/5/2021 Completing Partnered Research with the Office of Connected Care Armstrong, Christina  
Newton, Terry  
Murphy, John  
DeRycke, Sara  
3/3/2021 Access and Virtual Care COREs: Complementary Initiatives to Speed the Research Cycle Wray, Charlie  
Hogan, Timothy  
Haun, Jolie  
Hebert, Paul  
1/20/2021 Preventing Fracture(d Care): Lessons Learned from the Implementation of a Bone Health Care Teleheath PACT Solimeo, Samantha  
Seaman, Aaron  
Steffen, Melissa  
Miller, Karla  

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Videos


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Podcasts


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Other Resources

    eHealth/Telehealth

  • 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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