ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Live Event on VA Health Care & Innovative Tools and Technologies

VA’s cutting-edge health care solutions conveniently deliver care. Through virtual visits, scheduling tools, mobile apps and more, health care is at your fingertips.

To share the inside scoop on these innovative technologies and how they are incorporated into Veteran care, VA and Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) recently co-hosted an #ExploreVA Facebook Live event.

“For Veterans, the ability to connect with their health care teams and VA has completely changed in the era of the internet,” says Dr. Neil Evans, Chief Officer for VHA’s Office of Connected Care. Dr. Evans and Dustin Sanderson, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Program Manager at Team RWB, discussed tools that many Veterans may not know about, but should.

They touched on My HealtheVet, VA’s patient portal that lets Veterans communicate securely with their care team, refill prescriptions, download VA medical records and keep track of upcoming appointments, all online. They also gave details about mobile apps, telehealth and VEText, a mobile solution to remind Veterans via text of upcoming appointments.

“We have a whole suite of mobile applications Veterans can use to connect and help manage their health care at home,” Dr. Evans explains. “And then telehealth…. where we’re able to bring actual health care to Veterans closer to their homes or even in their homes, for example through a video visit.”

VA representatives responded to questions following the conversation and Veterans were directed to Explore.VA.gov to learn more about and enroll in VA health care. Online representatives also provided helpful

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