Virtual Health/Telehealth - VA New Jersey Health Care System
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VA New Jersey Health Care System


Virtual Health/Telehealth

Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) is defined as the use of technologies to provide clinical care, patient education, provider education and hospital administration in circumstances where distance separates those receiving services and those providing services. A licensed independent health care provider directs, diagnoses, or otherwise provides clinical treatment. Video to Home is a form of CVT in which secure CVT technology is used to allow the veteran to receive treatment in the home

Asynchronous Telehealth is a process by which clinical information (e.g. data, image, sound, video) is acquired and stored, then forwarded to (or retrieved by) another site for clinical evaluation. The ability to acquire, store and then forward digital images for reporting is a crucial area of care coordination development within VHA. Please visit VHA Telehealth Services for more information about CVT or SFT.

VA Video Connect is a VA solution that enables Veterans to virtually meet with their VA healthcare providers, in something called a virtual medical room, using encrypted video to ensure the session is secure and private. It allows Veterans to see and talk to their health care team from anywhere, making VA healthcare more convenient and reducing travel times for Veterans, especially for those in very rural areas with limited access to VA health care facilities.

Home Telehealth (HT) applies care and case management principles to coordinate care using health informatics, disease management and Home Telehealth technologies to facilitate access to care and to improve the health of Veterans, with the specific intent of providing the right care in the right place at the right time.

The goal of Home Telehealth is to improve clinical outcomes and access to care while reducing complications, hospitalizations, and clinic or emergency room visits for Veterans in post-acute care settings and high-risk patients with chronic disease.

My HealtheVet/Secure Messaging is a secure, web-based portal that allows Veterans to easily access their personal health record as well as provide information, tools, and resources to increase Veterans’ involvement in their health care. Web technology combines essential health record information enhanced by online health resources to enable and encourage patient/clinician collaboration that optimizes Veterans' participation.


Nichol Shabazz, RN, MSN
Facility Telehealth Coordinator
973-676-1000, ext. 3206
Anthony Gomez
Deputy Facility Telehealth Coordinator
973-676-1000, ext. 2144
(Mary) Susan Liszewski
My HealtheVet Coordinator
973-676-1000, ext. 2638
(Maria) Melanie Swanson, RN, MSN
Lead Home Telehealth Coordinator
973-676-1000, ext. 2637
Heather Shangold, PhD
TeleMental Health Lead
908-647-0180, ext. 4162

Telehealth Clinical Technicians (TCTs)

Renita Wilson
Supervisor/Lead TCT
Pager: 973-612-7856
Constance Davis
Hamilton CBOC
609-570-6600, ext. 5671
Jolanda Hargrove
East Orange
973-676-1000, ext. 2459
Xiomara Johnson
East Orange
973-676-1000, ext. 2356
Valerie Enoch
Piscataway CBOC
732-981-8193, ext. 5495
Cheryl Davis
Brick CBOC
732-206-8900, ext. 6165
Taheera Traynham
Jersey City CBOC
201-435-3305, ext. 8677
Barbara Carr
Morristown CBOC
973-539-9791, ext. 8439
Erva Apple-Whittington
Paterson CBOC
973-247-1666, ext. 8482
Angela Hitt
Sussex CBOC
973-756-1504, ext. 8575
Donna Kanaley
Sussex CBOC
973-756-1504, ext. 8574
Renita Wilson
Hackensack CBOC
201-487-1390, ext. 2520
Donald Redondo
Tinton Falls CBOC
732-842-4751, ext. 6446
Valerie Enoch
908-647-0180, ext. 4994


VA Video Connect

Contact Info


  • E Orange Campus, Lyons Campus
    Nichol Shabazz
    Anthony Gomez

Contact Number(s)

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

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00am-4:30pm
    8:00am - 4:30pm