Veterans Affairs

To spot suicidal veterans, VA turns to predictive analytics tool

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Tom Sullivan 02:53 pm April 05, 2017
With as many as 20 veterans committing suicide a day, officials expect REACH VET to root out at-risk patients so doctors can intervene immediately.

Veterans Affairs director of value management Nathan Tierney at the Pop Health Forum in Boston.

By Tom Sullivan 03:44 pm April 04, 2017
The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a value management system to bridge the gap between fee-for-service and value-based care.
Jared Kushner VA VistA

Jared Kushner, left, with President Trump after the announcement of the launch of The White House Office of American Innovation. Photo via Instagram

By Jessica Davis 03:36 pm April 03, 2017
VA has struggled to correct IT and scheduling issues for years, and it looks like those problems have landed on the chief son-in-law’s desk.
VistA modernization VA Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 02:54 pm March 22, 2017
Shulkin said it had been a "strategic mistake" to not rethink VistA concurrently with the Department of Defense's EHR modernization, but promised a clear vision for the VA's health IT strategy by the summer.
VA VistA commercial EHR

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD

By Jessica Davis 03:30 pm March 09, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has more important priorities than software development, VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, told the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.  
Shulkin confirmed VA
By Jessica Davis 11:12 am February 14, 2017
The acting VA undersecretary is the only remaining leader of the Obama administration and the only Trump cabinet pick with bipartisan support.
By Jack McCarthy 08:15 am April 20, 2016
Claiming that it was "startled" by VA officials' recent testimony, the committee put strict conditions on full funding that a Senate committee already approved.
By Jack McCarthy 11:54 am January 06, 2016
The money allocated to VistA comes within $6 billion in discretionary spending for projects including cutting its huge backlog of disability claims
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By Charles Ornstein 08:10 am December 31, 2015
After spending the past year reporting on loopholes and lax enforcement of the federal patient-privacy law known as HIPAA, ProPublica reporter Charles Ornstein has come to realize that it's not just celebrity patients who are at risk. We all are.
Bryan Anselm for ProPublica
By Charles Ornstein 09:44 am December 30, 2015
Regulators have logged dozens, even hundreds, of complaints against some health providers for violating federal patient privacy law. Warnings are doled out privately, but sanctions are imposed only rarely. Companies say they take privacy seriously.

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