Home Telehealth - VA New Jersey Health Care System
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VA New Jersey Health Care System

 

Home Telehealth

What Is Home Telehealth?

Home Telehealth (HT) utilizes case management principles to coordinate disease management protocols by means of health informatics such as in-home and mobile monitoring, messaging and/or VA Video Connect. The HT program will help Veterans learn more about how to manage their condition. The goal of HT is to improve clinical outcomes and access to care while reducing complications, hospitalizations, and clinic or emergency room visits in post-acute care settings, high-risk Veterans with chronic disease or at risk for institutional long-term care, and those who will benefit from additional health promotion and prevention activities. As of April 2019, there are 73,908 patients enrolled in this program nationally.

Home Telehealth is the Right Care at the Right Time at the Right Place which is home.

The HT program, in alignment with the Mission Act, assists the clinician to monitor the Veterans’ health from the home. The daily ongoing care assessment and health informatics technologies enhances and extends current VA care management activities into non-VA settings and the Veterans’ residence.

Mission

To provide the right care in the right place at the right time through the effective, cost-effective and appropriate use of health information and telecommunications technologies.

Vision

To make the home and local community into the preferred place of care whenever possible and practicable.

Values

To use health information and telecommunication technologies to sensitively promote therapeutic relationships. Enable shared decision-making between patient and practitioner across the continuum of care. Support patient-self management and an individual's responsibility for their health. Provide an evidence-based platform to promote the health of the Veteran patient community.



Contacts

Nichol Shabazz, RN, MSN
Facility Telehealth Coordinator
973-676-1000, ext. 3206
Anthony Gomez
Deputy Facility Telehealth Coordinator
973-676-1000, ext. 2144
(Maria) Melanie Swanson, RN, MSN
Lead Home Telehealth Coordinator
973-676-1000, ext. 2637

Home Telehealth Staff

Carline Eliezer, RN, MSN
Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
973-676-1000, ext. 3127
Gina Seto, RN, BSN
Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
908-647-0180, ext. 6673
Cecille Ruocco, RN, BSN
Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
908-647-0180, ext. 4524
Joy Crane, RN, BSN
Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
908-647-0180, ext. 4906
Carol Connolly, RN, BSN
Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
908-647-0180, ext. 5424
Natalie Lewis, RN, MSN
Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
908-647-0180, ext. 4907
Oscar Salazar, RN, BSN
Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
973-676-1000, ext. 2065
Brenda Poulillo, RN, BSN
Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
732-206-8900, ext. 6057
Michael Lane, RN, BSN
Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
732-206-8900, ext. 6058
Dusty Connelly
Home Telehealth Program Support Assistant
973-676-1000, ext. 2629
Natalie Minier, RN, BSN
Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
908-647-0180, ext. 4905
 

Home Based Primary Care

Moses Obidike, RN, BSN
HBPC Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
908-647-0180, ext. 4053  

Spinal Cord Injury

Carol Gibson-Gill, MD
SCI/ D Chief
973-676-1000, ext. 1564
Keith Claffey, CWCN-AP, APN
SCI/ D Program Manager
973-676-1000, ext. 3886
Sheila Holbert, RN, BSN
SCI/ D Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
973-676-1000, ext. 3895
Stella Owusu, RN, BSN
SCI/D Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
973-676-1000, ext. 2152
Jazmin Torres, RN, BSN
SCI/D Home Telehealth Care Coordinator
973-676-1000, ext. 3890
 

Contact Info

Location

  • E Orange Campus
    Lyons Campus

Contact Number(s)

  • 973-676-1000 Ext. 3206
  • 973-676-1000 Ext. 2144

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00am - 4:30pm