Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

Jerry Moran

With deployments ramping up next year, senators seek more transparency on VA EHR

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee introduced new legislation that would require regular reports from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the cost,…

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Few VA employees easily navigating new EHR after training, months of use, auditors say

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VA launches strategic review, considers schedule changes amid concerns with new EHR

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Bipartisan group of senators ask VA to rank and prioritize unfunded IT projects

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(Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Alford Washington, Sr., receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Alanna Williams at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System's gymnasium in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Washington was part of the Pathfinder Unit in Vietnam where he survived a plane crash that killed 7 people in Oct. 28, 1967. He said he had no concerns receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Senators seek bigger role, more doses for VA in vaccine distribution efforts

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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Jon Tester

A new era for Veterans Affairs, and the committee that oversees it

The Veterans Health Administration is marking its 75th year. Now that Denis McDonough is confirmed as the new veterans affairs secretary, what will his…

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Denis McDonough

Biden’s choice to lead VA promises to ‘unstick’ agency’s complex challenges

Denis McDonough, the president’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, said he’ll bring his deep knowledge of government operations to the agency,…

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A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy's Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, as the U.K. health authorities rolled out a national mass vaccination program.  U.K. regulators said Wednesday Dec. 9, 2020, that people who have a “significant history’’ of allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine while they investigate two adverse reactions that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

VA warns of ‘long process’ to distribute COVID-19 vaccine to employees and veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs ordered 73,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and is preparing to distribute them whenever the Food and Drug Administration grants emergency-use authorization. But VA’s top healthcare leader said the amount isn’t “adequate” to reach its employees and veterans, especially those in remote locations.

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