Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
Telehealth at Truman VA
As part of an effort started in 2011, the Veterans Health Administration has been working to improve access to care with Telehealth. Since that time, the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital has been expanding its catalogue of Telehealth programs. Today, Truman VA has the most Telehealth programs in its 42 years of operation.
Telehealth in VA comes in three forms: Home Telehealth, Clinical Video Telehealth, and Store and Forward Telehealth. Home Telehealth is the in-home monitoring of patients with chronic conditions. Clinical Video Telehealth is the use of video conferencing to support a medical appointment. This could mean connecting with a provider in Columbia while patients are in a VA Community Clinic. For patients with broadband internet, a webcam and a computer, or an iPad, this can mean seeing a provider without leaving home. Store and Forward Telehealth allows patients to receive care at a time more convenient to them. Each of these three forms offers a unique take on the Telehealth goal of “Providing the right care in the right place at the right time.”
Please review the list of programs below and notify your health care provider if you feel you would benefit.
- Home Telehealth
• Primary Care Home Telehealth for Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hypertension
• Home-Based Primary Care Home Telehealth
- Clinical Video Telehealth
• Behavioral Health
• Pain Management Education
• Pharmacy Education Group
• MOVE Group
• Tobacco Cessation Group
• Speech Pathology
• Traumatic Brain Injury Group
• Genomic Medicine
• Thoracic Surgery
• Anger Management Group
- Store and Forward Telehealth
• Diabetic Tele-Retinal Imaging
Telehealth programs are expanding every month. If you do not see a program that would benefit you, please ask your provider how Telehealth can support your health care needs.