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Veterans Affairs News

Deaths at Atlanta VA hospital prompt scrutiny

Deaths at Atlanta VA hospital spark outrage, congressional scrutiny and proposed legislation

Saturday - 05/25/2013, 03:20pm EDT

VA chipping away at oldest disability claims in backlog

All veterans who have waited two years or more for a decision will have their cases decided by next month, the Department of Veterans Affairs told Congress. Half of the Veterans Benefits Administration's oldest cases already have been removed from the backlog.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 07:16am EDT
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DoD chooses interoperability over integration for new e-health record system

Frank Kendall says many different factors played into the Pentagon's decision to go with a competitive bidding process to develop its integrated electronic health record system, instead of adopting VA's VistA program. He said DoD wants to ensure its system is interoperable not just with VA hospitals but with civilian health facilities as well. In addition, Kendall cited cultural differences between the two large agencies.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:42am EDT
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DoD to pursue commercial alternative to VA's VistA

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has decided to turn to the commercial marketplace for an integrated electronic health records solution rather than adopting VA' Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture. He cited market research that showed turning to the competitive process would generate reduced cost and technical risk for DoD.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 07:04am EDT

SBA starting new lending program for veterans

The Small Business Administration announced Tuesday it has lined up pledges from more than 120 banks to increase lending to veterans.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 06:10am EDT

AP IMPACT: Military sex abuse victims seek VA help

AP IMPACT: Thousands of military sex abuse victims seek VA health care, disability benefits

Monday - 05/20/2013, 12:22pm EDT

Helping veterans find jobs

Derrick Dortch will host a roundtable discussion of new programs and initiatives designed to help veterans find jobs or start their own businesses.
May 17, 2013

Friday - 05/17/2013, 11:12pm EDT
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Vollman follows career of patient care and leadership

David Vollman, staff ophthalmologist at the Veterans Health Administration in St. Louis, Mo., is a finalist for the 2013 Call to Service Medal.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 07:06am EDT
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VA's Gould moves the needle on many of VA's toughest challenges

Scott Gould's last day as the deputy secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department is today. In four years, Gould said he believes VA is a better place and does more to help veterans. He said the claims backlog is unacceptable, but the agency is making progress.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 05:27am EDT
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Panel votes to ban bonuses at Veterans Affairs

Members of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs voted Wednesday to place a five-year moratorium on bonuses to senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 08:57am EDT

Helping veterans find jobs

Derrick Dortch will host a roundtable discussion of new programs and initiatives designed to help veterans find jobs or start their own businesses.
May 3, 2013

Friday - 05/03/2013, 11:12pm EDT
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House chairman renews criticism of VA bonuses

Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, said that giving the government's top award for its senior professionals to VA regional director Michael Moreland showed there was no limit to the "VA's tone deafness."

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 07:50pm EDT

First Lady asks companies to hire more veterans

Obama, Biden say that it's ultimately up to businesses to hire more veterans

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 01:01pm EDT

VA withholds disability claims executives' bonuses

VA withholds performance bonuses for senior executives dealing with disability claims

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 12:20pm EDT

VA Deputy Secretary Scott Gould leaving

After four years as the second in charge, Scott Gould has decided to leave VA. His last day on the job will be May 17.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 01:27pm EDT

Compliance and medical data exchange

Lee Barrett, executive director of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, will discuss interoperability and how to transfer sensitive healthcare data in a secure manner.
April 23, 2013

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 09:50pm EDT
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Internal watchdog blasts DoD's health IT efforts

A memo obtained by Federal News Radio points to a split in thinking inside the Pentagon's efforts to achieve interoperability with VA's electronic health record system. An assessment by the Pentagon's office of operational test and evaluation, an internal acquisition watchdog, finds DoD's project to build a new electronic health record is "likely to be detrimental to the President's goals" for interoperable health IT.

Monday - 04/22/2013, 08:02pm EDT

VA expedites disability claims for vets at back of the line

Veterans waiting more than a year for a decision on their disability claims are moving to the front of the line, under a new program announced Friday.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 06:40pm EDT

Auditors find low enrollment in vets jobs program

Federal auditors say a job-training program designed to help veterans re-enter the workforce has more than 60,000 empty slots, left unfilled despite efforts to reduce the jobless rate among veterans.

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 02:40am EDT

Coalition for Government Procurement 2013 Spring Conference

Attendees at the 2013 Coalition for Government Procurement's Spring Conference will engage in a government-industry "Mythbusters" dialogue with acquisition leadership from the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration and others about key procurement issues that impact members' government business.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 05:07pm EDT
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