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Sharing Cancer Care Information Across VA Health Care Systems

A telementoring program based on the Specialty Care Access Network Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes model shared information about cancer care across VA health Care systems.

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In 2016, the Cancer Care Coordinator at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Connecticut Healthcare System (VACT) in West Haven partnered with the VA New England Healthcare System to use its telementoring program. The VA Specialty Care Access Network Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (VA ECHO) was used to present a series of educational conferences on cancer care. This article describes our experience implementing the program and reviews participant feedback gathered from voluntary surveys.

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