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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Veterans in northern and central Alabama are using virtual care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to connect with their providers and safely attend visits from home.
Nurses, pharmacists, physicians, supportive and quality improvement staff at the Birmingham VA Health Care System has implemented a process to reduce wait times for chemotherapy patients waiting for laboratory results.
The Birmingham VA Health Care System announced it is part of a movement to improve health care for older adults, contributing to a goal of 20 percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems becoming age-friendly by 2020.
Birmingham VA Health Care System is repurposing technology to care for Veterans effected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The telehealth program allows VA health care teams to treat Veterans regardless of their location.
The Birmingham VA held its recent Compensated Work Therapy and Veterans School at Work program’s graduations. It was an opportunity for graduates to share their experiences in the programs and their future plans.
Birmingham VA has personnel, processes, and protocols in place to deliver rapid care via tele-stroke. VA tele-stroke availability continues to grow and is just one of many telehealth programs available.