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VA scheduling investigation finds misconduct in dozens of facilities

During an ongoing Veterans Affairs inspector general investigation, more than a dozen VA officials lied to investigators. Given what officials have learned so far, the practices that raised alarms in Phoenix are pervasive throughout the Veterans Health Administration.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Congress , management , oversight , Richard Griffin , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 04:52am EDT
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New VA secretary promises flatter, more open organization

Robert McDonald, the new secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, says the biggest thing he's learned over his first seven weeks on the job is that the organization he leads is too hierarchical and too insular. He's promising to build a "flatter" VA that encourages dissent.

Tags: VA , management , oversight , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 03:56am EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD still slow to share medical records; New hiring initiative at VA; DISA's $12B IT contract

In this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, Jared Serbu examines news and buzz in the Defense community that you might have missed including: DoD-VA medical record sharing still too slow; VA kicks off new drive to hire docs; DISA plans follow-on to Encore II contract

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporter , DoD , DISA , Veterans Affairs , VA , inspector general , contracting , technology , Jennifer Carter , oversight , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/29/2014, 06:47pm EDT

VA to start accepting bids for new patient scheduling system

VA, which has been eyeing a replacement for its scheduling system long before the current scandal, plans to issue a final request for proposals by the end of next month and make an award by the end of the year.

Tags: VA , Veterans Affairs Department , technology , VistA , Stephen Warren , Jared Serbu , health IT

Monday - 08/25/2014, 05:18pm EDT

VA referrals to private doctors on rise

Tags: Veterans Affairs , oversight

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 09:06am EDT

Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, President, MOAA

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee will consider the nomination of Robert McDonald as the next VA Secretary tomorrow. If the Senate confirms him, he'll inherit a Veterans Health Administration that hasn't had a major review of its healthcare system since the mid-1980s, according to the Military Officers Association of America. Vice Admiral Norb Ryan is president of MOAA. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said Congress and the White House should build a commission focused on reforming the VHA.

Tags: Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , VA

Monday - 07/21/2014, 04:24pm EDT
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