Each Veteran at VA Butler Healthcare is assigned a PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team). Each team consists of a physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker and health technician who coordinate with the Veteran his immediate and life-long health and wellness needs.
The focus of the PACT team is to partner with Veterans with a team-based approach. The Veteran is not just the patient but a vital member of that team in providing “whole-person” care. This personalized approach establishes not only treatment of episodic and chronic illness, but an emphasis on prevention and health promotion.
What is different about PACT and the way that VA Butler Healthcare has been doing business? The Butler VA has been working the “team approach” for years and has always been ahead of the curve, but the PACT team offers something new. PACT brings the Veteran in collaboration with their team and makes part of their own health solutions.
One of the most important tools the Butler VA has in this new approach is MyHealtheVet (www.myhealthva.gov), which offers a wealth of health information, access to personal medical information via Internet, the ability to renew prescriptions online, and secure messaging directly to your PACT team from anywhere you can access the Website.
Another new aspect of PACT is coordination with the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) program, which develops tools to motivate and educate Veterans on how to live healthier lifestyles and enjoy a higher quality of life. This new Veteran-Centered care engagement will help reduce unhealthy living, which leads to decreases in diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
To find out more about the services your PACT team has to offer contact your primary care provider.