Healing the Invisible Wounds of War

Epic helps coordinate care for veterans with PTSD

For the 20% of U.S. veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, their experiences with war didn’t come to an end when they returned home. Although treatment is available, the majority of cases go untreated because people don’t realize that symptoms like insomnia and vivid flashbacks are indicative of PTSD.

Rush University Medical Center’s Road Home Program is committed to using their partnership with Epic to support veterans through a personalized, evidence-based approach to treating PTSD. In a recent op-ed, Dr. Rebecca Van Horn, the program’s associate medical director, wrote:

“Through our partnership with Epic… we’ve created customized tools that allow multiple clinicians to better coordinate care from first contact through various and often unusual healthcare settings. Innovative companies like Epic are helping lead the way in the delivery of personalized care patients can access in their own homes through software that allows for patient monitoring, specialist referrals, and ongoing clinical engagement all at the click of a button. Thanks to this technology, the retired Army general in rural Illinois and the homebound Marine in Chicago will soon have access to the same quality care.”

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