VA treated 690k via telemedicine in FY14

About one in eight veterans was treated using telemedicine during the last fiscal year, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The VA's telemedicine program offers 44 different specialties. Last year, more than 2 million telemedicine visits were conducted through the VA healthcare system.

"We have to adapt to meet Veterans wherever their needs are," said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. "A brick-and-mortar facility is not the only option for healthcare. We are exploring how we can more efficiently and effectively deliver health care services to better serve our Veterans and improve their lives. Telehealth is one of those areas we have identified for growth."  

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