Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin gave a progress report on a wide range of initiatives. He told the Senate VA Committee that the department is still making “incremental change” on hiring, appeals modernization, accountability and a new electronic health record.
Construction of a new Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora, Colorado, is 98 percent complete. But lawmakers are still frustrated that VA will have to keep the existing medical center open for another three-to-five years.
The Veterans Affairs Department is upgrading its infrastructure and beginning data migration to prepare for its upcoming implementation of a new electronic health record that’s interoperable with the Defense Department.
The Veterans Affairs Choice Program is still working to improve wait times at VA facilities and Congress remains deadlocked over a long-term funding for the program, but Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), head of the House committee that oversees VA, insists things are getting better.
In today’s Federal Newscast, to show its progress in reducing long-term use of them, the Veterans Affairs Department posts the rates of opioid prescriptions for each of its medical centers online.
It’s not always easy for an individual veteran to figure out which service he or she may be eligible for. Now, there’s an app for that
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a decision from the Merit Systems Protection Board, which said the Veterans Affairs Department could put one of its indicted employees could be put on indefinite suspension.
Secretary David Shulkin and many in Congress want to see more care delivered by local, community networks rather than in large, distant VA hospitals.
The data set includes more than 300,000 buildings, laboratories, warehouses and other structures.
The House has included an additional $2.1 billion for the Veterans Choice Program in a continuing resolution, which would extend funding for civilian agencies through Jan. 19, 2018.
On this episode of CyberChat, host Sean Kelley, former EPA CISO and former VA deputy CIO, discussed the enabling of the mission through cybersecurity.
Facing stiff opposition, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ reverses itself on a plan to slash funding for a key program that provides housing to homeless veterans.
The Veterans Affairs Department is expected to run out of funding in the VA Choice Program by the end of 2017. VA Secretary David Shulkin called on lawmakers to find some solution by year-end, even if it’s a temporary one.
In Today Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department failed to report 90 percent of its poorest-performing doctors to a national database.