VHS mental health systems emphasize the use of technology to make mental health services more accessible to the public in general, especially for persons in remote and rural areas. It helps to reduce the stigma traditionally associated with mental health treatment. It allows for efficient collaboration of care between mental health and other practitioners. Having access to VHS reduces missed appointments due to weather and transportation problems and increases medication compliance. In general VHS technology facilitates the use of the best practice skills and collaboration for providing the highest quality of care to the mentally ill.