VA’S TELEHEALTH SYSTEM GROWS AS VETERANS HAVE ACCESS TO UNLIMITED DATA
WHILE USING VA VIDEO CONNECT
LATEST PARTNERSHIP ELIMINATES HEALTH CARE ACCESS BARRIERS FOR TRACFONE
The @Tracfone is the latest carrier to partner with @VeteransHealth & @DeptVetAffairs. #Veterans using #VA Video Connect on their @Tracfone phones through the @TMobile network, will no longer pay for #data while using the video #telehealth technology.https://t.co/N3QZ3iAljb
— VA Partnerships (@VAPartnerships) April 20, 2020
WASHINGTON Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs? (VA)
announced, Veterans using VA Video Connect on their TracFone mobile
phones through the T-Mobile network, will no longer pay for data while
using video telehealth technology to connect and meet with their VA
health care teams.
TracFone Wireless, Inc is the fourth major wireless carrier to
partner with VA to support Veterans who are using VA Video Connect.
T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon began enabling Veterans to use VA Video
Connect without data charges in 2019. VA Video Connect enables
Veterans to video conference with their VA providers on their
smartphone, tablet or computer from any location with an internet
?Our goal at VA is to provide the best health care experience for all
Veterans regardless of where they live, said VA Secretary Robert
Wilkie. This new partnership with TracFone increases access for
Veterans and ensures health care is accessible anywhere. Approximately
150,000 SafeLink customers can benefit from this application.
In fiscal year 2019, VA provided 2.6 million telehealth episodes of care
to more than 900,000 Veterans, representing a 16% increase from the
previous year in the number of Veterans receiving care via VA’s
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