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    New App to Let Patients at 5 Military Hospitals Get Access to Health Care Through Their Phones

    New App to Let Patients at 5 Military Hospitals Get Access to Health Care Through Their Phones

    A new phone app is aimed at making health care easier for some beneficiaries.

    Patients at five military health facilities will soon have access to the mobile app designed to improve their access to medical treatment, providing information on self-care, access to real time or scheduled virtual appointments, prescription management and more.

    The digital platform is the foundation of a “new approach to health care” — promising patients flexibility to manage their health in ways beyond scheduling in-person appointments or calling the Nurse Advice Line, Defense Health Agency Director Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland said Monday during the annual meeting of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

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    “I am focused on moving beyond today's metrics that are focused on volume,” Crosland said. “I am focused on improving how we put value around all the care we deliver. I'm also interested in how we improve the system from our patients, for our patients — all our patients.”

    In a short video demonstrating the platform's capabilities, Rose, a service member with three children whose spouse is deployed, has symptoms of a urinary tract infection. She pulls up the “My Military Health” app on her smartphone and inputs her symptoms.

    Using algorithms, a virtual assistant confirms Rose's suspicion…

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