Virtual communication programs expand to include vocational rehab, employment.
* The VA is taking its virtual communication tool--VA Video Connect--past VA health care and into its Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E).
VA Video Connect has enabled veterans to connect with their health care team from anywhere, using encryption to ensure a secure and private session. It has made VA health care more convenient, reduced travel times, and allowed quick and easy health care access from any mobile or web-based device. And now it will connect veterans with more than 1,000 VR&E counselors.
Similar to VA Telehealth Services, veterans obtain access to a scheduled VR&E counseling session through a unique link--valid for that counseling session only--sent directly to them.
VR&E also recently tested telecounseling at six regional benefits offices in order to identify how it can reduce time veterans wait for an appointment.
For more information about VR&E, visit benefits.va.gov/vocrehab.
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|Title Annotation:||NEWS for VETERANS|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2019|
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