JRRD at a Glance

Military and VA telemedicine systems for patients with traumatic brain injury

Philip Girard, MS

Current military operations place service members at increased risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This article describes the technologies being used to improve access to healthcare in both the military and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Descriptions of traditional telemedicine services such as home telehealth and teleconsultation are presented along with newer concepts that are allowing distance identification, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with TBI. Individuals with TBI will benefit from increased access to specialized care as the military and VHA continue to use technology to eliminate the distance between patients and providers.

Volume 44 Number 7 2007
Pages 1017 — 1026

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