The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of the largest funding sources for research and development of remote monitoring systems that can provide vital statistics to doctors anywhere in the world. This technology is being implemented in both regular health centers and VA hospitals that provide remote care to patients either in rural areas or overseas.
Veterans living outside the U.S. or those who require constant health care when they are not close to a VA hospital may benefit from remote patient monitoring services. Doctors can view up to date progress of a patient’s vital signs, mobility after surgery and much more. This critical data can be used to improve treatment of injured soldiers or veterans with chronic disabilities that require round-the-clock monitoring.
Remote medical treatment is not a new concept for the VA, the Telehealth system being used in the states has helped provide disabled veterans in rural areas with mental health treatment via video conference. The remote patient monitoring is the newest addition to the VA’s remote services and they hope to expand its use within the coming years, as more veterans are adapting to it.
Disabled veterans can benefit from a wealth of innovative treatments and support through the VA health care system, but often require a disability rating to do so. By applying for veterans’ disability benefits a veteran suffering from disabling combat-related conditions can obtain better resources to treat symptoms and improve his/her life.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-888-234-5758.