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Army Medicine bolstered its virtual health initiative by launching the Army Virtual Medical Center at Brooke Army Medical Center Jan. 4.

“This is an amazing opportunity for BAMC to leverage state-of-the-art technology to support military medical facilities and patients around the world and for our medical professionals to benefit from a readiness standpoint, always being connected to a network of health professionals with a uniting mission and sense of purpose,” said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson, BAMC commanding general.

The kick-off ceremony featured demonstrations of cutting-edge virtual medical capabilities and a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony highlighting locations around the globe. The guest speaker for the event was Lt. Gen. Nadja West, the surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command.

“Our team has been working diligently to make this mission a success,” Johnson said. “The team has traveled a long way in under a year. They have already achieved much and the plans they have for the future of Army virtual medicine are grounded in expanding operational support and garrison health delivery efficiency.

“BAMC is already making great strides in leveraging virtual technology to benefit patients in garrison and in remote locations,” Johnson added. Read more

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“This is an amazing opportunity for BAMC to leverage state-of-the-art technology to support military medical facilities and patients around the world and for our medical professionals to benefit from a readiness standpoint, always being connected to a network of health professionals with a uniting mission and sense of purpose,” said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson, BAMC commanding general.

The kick-off ceremony featured demonstrations of cutting-edge virtual medical capabilities and a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony highlighting locations around the globe. The guest speaker for the event was Lt. Gen. Nadja West, the surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command.

“Our team has been working diligently to make this mission a success,” Johnson said. “The team has traveled a long way in under a year. They have already achieved much and the plans they have for the future of Army virtual medicine are grounded in expanding operational support and garrison health delivery efficiency.

“BAMC is already making great strides in leveraging virtual technology to benefit patients in garrison and in remote locations,” Johnson added.