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eHealth/Telehealth

eHealth and telehealth leverage computer and telephone-based technologies—in concert with health informatics, specialty care, and case managements—to improve Veterans' care delivery, quality, and access. Telehealth and eHealth can also help improve the quality of Veterans' care when used by providers, such as when primary care providers use real-time video to seek advice from specialists on diagnoses or procedures. eHealth and telehealth technology can also provide Veterans and their caregivers with a greater degree of involvement in the their treatment through the use of web-based personal medical records like MyHealtheVet.

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Citations

(5 of more than 403 EHEALTH focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 17 EHEALTH focused publication briefs)


  • Veterans’ Perceptions of VA Healthcare by Race and Sex
    Investigators in this qualitative study focused on examining how Veterans’ perceptions of VA healthcare may differ by race and sex. Findings showed that, overall, there were differences in the perceived quality of interactions within the VA healthcare system by race and sex, with more positive experiences more likely to be reported by Veterans of White race and male sex. Some positive responses we...
    Date: February 19, 2024
  • Significant Increase in Telehealth for Primary Care among Homeless Veterans Following the Pandemic
    This study sought to examine the extent to which homeless-experienced Veterans used telehealth services in primary care – and to characterize users before and after the onset of the pandemic. Findings showed that despite decreased access to health information technology and low pre-pandemic telehealth use, Veterans experiencing homelessness sustained a high use of telehealth in primary care post-p...
    Date: January 22, 2024
  • Black Veterans with Chronic Pain Express Dissatisfaction with VA Telehealth Options during Pandemic
    This study sought to understand how Black Veterans with chronic pain experienced pandemic-related changes in VA healthcare delivery. Investigators conducted qualitative interviews with Black Veterans who had completed a randomized controlled trial of an intervention focused on communication and patient activation for Black patients with chronic pain. Findings showed that Veterans described mostly ...
    Date: November 14, 2022
  • VA Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder was Maintained During the COVID Pandemic Through Rapid Shift to Telehealth
    At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, key federal policy changes were implemented to decrease barriers to telehealth-delivery of buprenorphine, a life-saving medication treatment for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). This study examined the impact of these COVID-19 policies on buprenorphine treatment across different modalities (telephone, video, and in-person visits). Findings showed tha...
    Date: July 28, 2022
  • Characteristics of the Rise in Telehealth During COVID Pandemic
    This study sought to examine patient, provider, and site-level characteristics of any virtual and video-based care in primary care (PC). Findings showed that before the onset of COVID-19, only 14% of PC patients used any telehealth services, and only 0.3% used video-based care. However, during the first 12 months of COVID-19, 63% of patients used telehealth services, and 11% used video-based care....
    Date: June 18, 2022

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Studies

( 5 of more than 130 EHEALTH focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
CDA 22-066 Expanding Exercise Programming for Veterans Through Telehealth Abbate, Lauren 2023-04-01
IIR 21-100 Telehealth-delivered peer support to improve quality of life among Veterans with multimorbidity Gray, Kristen 2022-10-01
SDR 21-018 Telehealth CBT to increase engagement in pain treatment among Veterans using prescription opioids Ashrafioun, Lisham 2022-05-01
PPO 21-074 Addressing loneliness and substance use with telehealth CBT Ashrafioun, Lisham 2022-04-01
IIR 19-408 Testing a Novel Dry Electrode Headset for Electroencephalography Telehealth Halford, Jonathan 2022-03-01

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "ehealth" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
4/10/2024 Implementation Determinants of a Virtual Telehealth Program for Patients with Persistently Poorly Controlled Diabetes Drake, Connor  
3/21/2024 Telehealth Delivery of Yoga for Wellness Groups: Findings from a Multi-Site TeleYoga Program Evaluation Nicosia, Francesca  
1/9/2024 Reaching Rural Veterans: Applying Mind-Body Skills for Pain Using a Whole Health Telehealth Intervention (RAMP). Protocol for a Hybrid 2 Effectiveness-Implementation Trial Evans, Roni  
Hadlandsmyth, Katherine  
Burgess, Diana  
9/20/2023 Burnout, Turnover, and Telehealth in VA Primary Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic Apaydin, Eric  
Leung, Lucinda  
9/13/2023 Harnessing Technology to Increase Access to Couple and Family Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders among Veterans Flanagan, Julianne  
Santa Ana, Elizabeth  

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Videos


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Podcasts


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Other Resources

    eHealth/Telehealth

  • Learn more about how VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Partnered Evaluation program is working with the VA Office of Telehealth Services to evaluate eHealth technologies across the VA healthcare system.
  • Visit the VA's Office of Telehealth Service's website to learn more about how technology is being used to improve care for Veterans.
  • Learn more about how VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Virtual Specialty Care Program is working to deliver and evaluate technology facilitated specialty care to rural-dwelling Veterans.

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