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October 6, 2017  2:24 PM

VA telehealth proposal would expand care access for veterans

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
telehealth, Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs is proposing a new rule that would standardize telehealth for veterans. The VA telehealth rule would increase the availability of general clinical care, mental health and specialty services for...

August 4, 2017  11:26 AM

President Trump and VA Secretary announce telehealth initiatives

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
telehealth, Veteran, Veterans Affairs

President Trump and Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary, David Shulkin, M.D., announced telehealth initiatives that will help give access to 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


May 18, 2012  11:35 AM

U.S. military continues plans to launch integrated EHR system

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
EHR, EHR system, integrated EHR, Interoperability, Veterans Affairs

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense are moving forward with plans to launch their integrated electronic health record (EHR) system,...


May 1, 2012  11:42 AM

VA mental health department scrutinized over performance metrics, care delivery

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Health IT, Veterans Affairs

In an effort to bolster data and boost performance measures, managers pushed staffers to create ways that delivered minimum amounts of care to veterans while increasing the number of patients seen for mental health-related services, according to testimony from Nicolas Tolentino, former...


January 10, 2012  11:56 AM

Updating medical scheduling systems is hard, just ask the VA

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR systems, electronic health records, Interoperability and health information exchange, Veterans Affairs

One of larger players in the health IT industry, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has announced an initiative to change the medical scheduling part of its electronic...


August 30, 2011  12:32 PM

No time like the present to create a health care social media policy

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CDC, patient data security, social media, Veterans Affairs

Last week's East Coast earthquake proved the power of social media to report disasters, as millions took to Twitter and Facebook to report that they felt the earth move under their...


August 1, 2011  12:34 PM

Employees in VA clinics get OK to use iPad, iPhone

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
ipad, iPhone, mobile health, Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has OK'd the use of iPads and iPhones in VA clinics, effective Oct. 1. The Apple Inc....


September 21, 2010  8:46 AM

Veterans Affairs opens new pilot site for VLER initiative

JeanD Profile: JeanD
Beacon Community, NHIN, Veterans Affairs, virtual lifetime electronic record

The Department of Veterans Affairs is pressing forward with its virtual lifetime electronic record initiative by opening a fourth pilot site for the program. The...


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