VA Bridging Rural Care Divide With Philips-led ATLAS Program

“Presenting at a demonstration of the newly launched ATLAS program on Capitol Hill, representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs detailed the telehealth initiative’s origins and its role in bridging the rural care divide…”

“VA executives behind the ATLAS Telehealth initiative, or Advancing Telehealth through Local Access Stations, told GovernmentCIO Media & Research they hope it will help bridge the rural health care divide for America’s veterans.”

“Dr. Kevin Galpin, executive director of VHA Telehealth Services, expressed particular optimism about ATLAS’ potential to provide care for veterans with limited internet connectivity…”

“Private-public partnerships have been crucial for ATLAS’ development, with the initiative being launched in December 2018 with considerable support from Philips, Galpin said. The program’s development has been rapid over the intervening months…” Read the full article here.

Source: VA Bridging Rural Care Divide With ATLAS Program – By Adam Patterson, November 6, 2019. GovernmentCIO.

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