Veterans are still facing long wait times to see doctors at some VA facilities. Those long wait times can mean worse illnesses and injuries.
Of particular concern are veterans who live hundreds of miles or more away from VA facilities and have a difficult time ever seeing a physician.
Now the VA, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars are teaming up with Philips North America for a pilot program to allow veterans to engage doctors through telehealth technologies and also benefit from artificial intelligence in the medical community.
In this podcast, Philips North America CEO Vitor Rocha explains how this partnership began and how it will work. He also explains the benefits of telehealth and what data will be reviewed from the pilot program to see if it will be expanded.