SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-- As part of the ongoing effort to identify world-class organizations that better serve American Service Veterans, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation has recognized GlobalMed as a Veteran-Owned Small Business. This designation will add the Scottsdale, Arizona- based company to the VA’s Vendor Information Pages. GlobalMed CEO and Founder Joel E. Barthelemy served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. GlobalMed now has VA authorization to promote its verified status on its Web site and marketing materials for the next two years.
“This designation demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to providing expanded access, improved quality and exceptional healthcare to our country’s veterans,” said Jacque J. Sokolov, MD, Board Chairman of GlobalMed. “It is what our veterans expect, what they deserve and what GlobalMed is committed to deliver.”
GlobalMed telemedicine solutions are currently in use throughout the VA Health Care System with some 2,000 installations in 150 medical centers and across almost 1,000 Community-Based Outpatient Clinics. The latest figures available from Fiscal Year 2014-2015 show that VA healthcare providers did 2.1 million virtual visits with nearly 700,000 veterans. The program’s cost avoidance initiative led the VA to eliminate co-pays for veterans who see their physicians via telemedicine.
“This is a major milestone for any veteran-owned company,” said Barthelemy. “It has taken a team effort, and I’m very proud of our ability to provide cutting-edge products that translate into cost savings and improved outcomes for our valued veterans.”