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Friday, December 30, 2011

T2 Tweets about Technology Advancements for Military Community

By Sarah Heynen, DCoE Strategic Communications

 Advancement in technology is rapidly enhancing the treatment of wounded warriors with psychological health and traumatic brain injury concerns. Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) interviewed Dr. Skip Moe, National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) chief of staff, via the social media platform Twitter Dec. 13. Moe shared with DCoE an overview of the current technologies that are being worked on at T2, as well as highlighted a few future projects.

"T2 leverages cutting edge technology and telehealth solutions to support service members, veterans and their families with issues related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury," Moe stated. "And by using social media, such as this first Twitter interview with DCoE, we are better able to make that audience aware of our products and resources."

The discussion about mobile applications for use by service members, veterans, their families and health care providers was the trending topic of the afternoon. According to T2, mobile apps have two major benefits: they provide both education and convenience. There are currently mobile apps available by T2 for both the provider and the service member. The twitterview highlighted the Co-occurring Conditions Toolkit, the T2 MoodTracker and PTSD Coach. Future mobile apps include Life Armor, a mobile version of the popular post-deployment website, as well as apps based on building resilience for both the warrior and the provider.

If you missed the DCoE twitterview you can still find the conversation on Twitter by searching #T2Health, or download the transcript here. DCoE is active on social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the DCoE Blog. T2 is also active on Twitter and Facebook.

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