Between July 2003 and December 2007, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) introduced a national home telehealth program — Care Coordination/Home Telehealth (CCHT). Its purpose was to coordinate the care of veteran patients with chronic conditions and avoid their unnecessary admission to long-term institutional care. By 2011, CCHT will meet 50% of VHA's anticipated non-institutional care provision. CCHT involves the systematic implementation of health informatics, home telehealth, and disease management technologies. It helps patients live independently at home.