On October 10, 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that its national telehealth programs provided more than 2 million telehealth visits to more than 690,000 veterans during fiscal year (FY) 2014. About 12% of all veterans enrolled in VA health care services received telehealth services, and 55% of the telehealth visits were for veterans living in rural areas with limited access to VA health care. The VA telehealth program includes 44 clinical specialties, including mental health. In June 2014, the VA’s Chief Consultant for Telehealth Services Adam Darkins presented details about the VA telehealth program in . . .
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