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Virtual Education Center

Virtual Education Center. Educated Patients. Better Health.

Introducing the Virtual Education Center – a new tool for providers to help patients become better educated about their health. The tool is in a pilot phase, so stay tuned for updates.

The DHA Education and Training Directorate is managing the development of this new patient care tool.

When the tool becomes available to patients across the Military Health System, they will have access to nearly 50,000 educational resources covering 60 medical disciplines from more than 230 organizations. The user-friendly digital interface will be accessible using any mobile device or computer with access to the internet. 

The Virtual Education Center will provide proven medical and health information to providers and patients and will have a direct impact on our patients’ experience. The new tool reflects the MHS commitment to support patient-centered care by improving the patient experience when they visit one of our hospitals or clinics. 

Educating patients is critical to providing quality health care and improving force readiness. Knowledgeable patients are more likely to use fewer emergency services, are better prepared to follow treatment instructions, and are more capable of asking informed questions during appointments. 

With the Virtual Education Center, physicians will have access to robust tools enabling them to send relevant medical information directly to patients following their appointments to aid in their recovery or improve their overall health. 

During the first part of 2023, the Virtual Education Center will only be available at military hospitals and clinics in our San Antonio market, allowing us to learn how patients and providers use the tool and monitor its effectiveness before making it available to patients throughout the MHS.

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Last Updated: January 30, 2023
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