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Telehealth Truck Visits Sioux Falls VA June 25

Jun 08, 2018 08:55AM ● By MED Magazine
The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System encourages Veterans to try out telehealth services on June 25, 2018 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. when a special truck visits the medical center to show what telehealth looks like in action.

Staff at the Sioux Falls VA currently provide health care to patients using technology such as
computers and phones, but not all Veterans and their families know what’s possible. The telehealth truck will be parked in the front parking lot, and everyone is invited to see what this technology is able to do. “Sometimes computers and other technology can be intimidating, and perhaps more so when talking about health care. We’d like to ease some of those concerns by explaining how it works and improving everyone’s comfort level about using it,” said Jacqueline Cole, a registered nurse and the local Telehealth Nurse Manager.

Demonstrations will help teach visitors how to use technology to get health care from their homes – or even their cars to increase awareness of how telehealth can reach Veterans who live in remote or hard to reach places, which can save time and expense and patience.

Telehealth is currently used for over 12% of the 27,000 Veteran patients the Sioux Falls VA serves.