VA turns to virtual health care for veterans near and far - Iron Bow

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VA turns to virtual health care for veterans near and far

March 11th, 2017

When Delmer Fischer needed a pair of major surgeries, the 61-year-old Army vet from Clermont had to make two eight-hour round-trips to Miami’s VA hospital with his wife and adult daughter, who took time off work for the operations.

But it could have been worse. Thanks to a growing telehealth program, the Orlando VA Medical Center was able to conduct Fischer’s pre- and post-surgery visits at its Lake Nona facility, transmitting real-time information and video to the Miami surgeon