Telehealth Forging Ahead: Overcoming Barriers in Licensure to Improve Access to Care for Service Members
The telehealth initiatives of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans’ Health Administration (VHA) continue to test the limits of technology to provide the best care to our service members, veterans and their families. The DoD and VHA have credentialing systems in place to allow clinical practice between facilities. New legislation in the form of the Servicemembers’ Telemedicine and E-Health Portability (STEP) Act will potentially expand telehealth clinical services across state lines into the homes of our service members and veterans.
Army Regulation 40–68. Retrieved: www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r40_68.pdf
VHA Handbook 1100.19: Credentialing and Privileging. Retrieved: www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1806
H.R. 1832: STEP ACT. Retrieved: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h1832/show
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