Care Coordination/Home Telehealth: the systematic implementation of health informatics, home telehealth, and disease management to support the care of veteran patients with chronic conditions.

@article{Darkins2008CareCT,
  title={Care Coordination/Home Telehealth: the systematic implementation of health informatics, home telehealth, and disease management to support the care of veteran patients with chronic conditions.},
  author={Adam W Darkins and Patricia McDonough Ryan and Rita F Kobb and Linda C. Foster and Ellen Edmonson and Bonnie J. Wakefield and Anne Lancaster},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={1118-26}
}
Between July 2003 and December 2007, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) introduced a national home telehealth program, Care Coordination/Home Telehealth (CCHT). Its purpose was to coordinate the care of veteran patients with chronic conditions and avoid their unnecessary admission to long-term institutional care. Demographic changes in the veteran population necessitate VHA increase its noninstitutional care (NIC) services 100% above its 2007 level to provide care for 110,000 NIC patients… CONTINUE READING
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