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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

5 more takeaways from VA’s EHR strategic review

The Department of Veterans Affairs released a 36-page “comprehensive lessons learned” report this week, which details its findings from its recent electronic…

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

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

VA accountability office says it’s improved, but whistleblowers aren’t so sure

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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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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…

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Former top EPA official turned whistleblower is suing the agency for retaliation

In today’s Federal Newscast, a former top political aide to ex-EPA administrator Scott Pruitt claims EPA violated his free speech and due process rights…

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VA data breach also hit 17,000 community care providers, senators say

Democrats on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee say roughly 17,000 community care providers were also potential victims of the VA data breach, which the department made public earlier this week. VA on Friday said just 13 of those providers were truly impacted by the breach, and six had payments diverted.

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