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VA Partners With Kaiser Permanente

Press Release | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Kaiser Permanente (KP) | February 19, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is collaborating with Kaiser Permanente, a leading member of the health care industry, to pool resources and ideas to solve some of the largest and most complex challenges in VA health care. [...] Read More »

VA Patients Ready to Share E-Records, Says Study

Catherine Zaw | Stanford Daily | January 9, 2012

A School of Medicine study found that 80 percent of surveyed Veterans Affairs (VA) patients are interested in sharing their health records electronically with family members, caregivers and outside providers in order to improve their care. Read More »

VA Plans App To View VistA Imaging On Mobile Devices

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | November 13, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department plans to develop an application so its healthcare providers can access medical images stored in its VistA electronic health record system via mobile devices. Read More »

VA Prescribing Tranquilizers For PTSD Despite Warnings Against

Robin Wulffson | | April 9, 2013

If you are a veteran suffering from with post-traumatic stress disorder and are receiving a type of tranquilizer known as a benzodiazepine, such as Valium or Xanax, you are receiving the wrong medication. A VA clinical psychologist noted that veterans diagnosed with PTSD are still being prescribed these medications by Department of Veterans Affairs physicians despite VA guidelines advising against their use for the condition. Read More »

VA Recognizes 10 Years Of My HealtheVet Use, Success

Nicole Freeman | EHR Intelligence | November 27, 2013

To celebrate ten years of success with My HealtheVet, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is encouraging both veterans and servicemembers to utilize the personal health record (PHR) system. The system has a variety of benefits for users, including VA Blue Button, VA prescription refills, and secure provider messaging. Read More »

VA Researching Natural Language Processing In EHRs To Prevent Suicide

Ashley Gold | FierceHealthIT | September 12, 2013

The U.S. Department of Veterans affairs is researching the use of natural language processing within its electronic health records system to automate suicide risk alerts. Read More »

VA Rolls Out Mobile App Pilots

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | July 17, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs is testing the viability and potential of mobile health technologies with several pilot projects. Read More »

VA Says Claims Backlog Down 36 Percent Since March

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | December 18, 2013

Department of Veterans Affairs’ Under Secretary for Benefits Allison Hickey says the Veterans Benefits Administration is putting a big dent in the backlog of Veterans’ disability compensation and pension claims. In fact, the VBA has cut the backlog by 36 percent since last March, she told a recent hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Read More »

VA Secretary McDonald Updates Employees on MyVA Reorganization Plans

Press Release | US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | November 10, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald Updates Employees on MyVA Reorganization Plans

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VA Seeks To Quadruple Funding For Paperless Claims System

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | April 8, 2013

The Veterans Affairs Department will request a discretionary budget of $63.5 billion in 2014, a four percent increase over the 2013 funding levels President Obama approved last month and $500 million below what the department originally sought  for 2013, the White House said in a preliminary release of the VA budget. Read More »

VA St. Louis Health Care System To Install LiveData PeriOp Manager, With DSS Integration To VistA Electronic Health Record System

Press Release | Document Storage Systems (DSS), LiveData | December 16, 2013

LiveData, Inc. today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System in St. Louis has purchased LiveData PeriOp Manager, the company’s operational intelligence solution for the perioperative setting. LiveData and partner Document Storage Systems, Inc. Read More »

VA Starts Campaign To Raise PTSD Awareness

Press Release | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | June 27, 2013

In observance of post-traumatic stress disorder awareness month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD invites the public to participate in its “Take the Step” campaign. Read More »

VA Steps Up On Women's Health Care

Kathryn Smith | Politico | May 1, 2013

The nation’s imagination may be captured by the expanding combat role of women in the U.S. military. But for the Department of Veterans Affairs, there’s a more pragmatic challenge. Read More »

VA Study: E-Records Enhance Veterans' Health Care

Scott Rogers | The New Star | February 24, 2014

Access to electronic records has enhanced patient and doctor communication among the country’s veterans, according to a recent U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs study and local veteran medical providers agree communication and satisfaction with health care have improved. Read More »

VA System: Obama's Ultimate Failure

Susan Stamper Brown | Columbus Telegram | April 7, 2013

Sadly, bureaucracy is a time-honored tradition in the United States government, but perhaps no greater bureaucratic juggernaut exists today than the Veteran's Administration (VA) run by the Obama Administration. Read More »