White House Budget for 2015 Supports Telehealth

Polycom recently shared a post on its Public Sector blog about the proposed budget for next fiscal year that will be of great interest to healthcare providers. It notes that the White House’s 2015 budget includes 65.3 billion for Veterans Affairs. Here’s the highlight for the medical community:

According to a fact sheet distributed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS):

$567 million (of the proposed budget is) for telehealth programs that include home health monitoring and extending care to Veterans located in remote locations. This funding request level is a $23 million increase over FY 2014 actual spending. This effort builds on the FY 2013 program that provided monitoring devices to 144,000 veterans with high-risk conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

 AVI-SPL integrates telehealth solutions by companies like Polycom for healthcare facilities around the world. Contact us through our online form or call us at 866-559-8197 to find out how we can help your hospital or clinic improve its care with video technology.

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