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Fri, 7 Aug 2020 13:30:00 EDT

VA responds to COVID-19 with schedule revisions to electronic health record implementation
After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) revised its previous schedule to convert facilities to its new electronic health record (EHR) capabilities with updated timelines for deployments in August in Columbus More...

Fri, 7 Aug 2020 11:46:00 EDT

VA to award more than $400 million in grants to end Veteran homelessness
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will begin awarding more than $400 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) to 266 non-profit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columb More...

Thu, 6 Aug 2020 10:15:00 EDT

New data shows Veterans' increased use of online VA health care tools during COVID-19 pandemic
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released new data today showing a significant increase in the use of My HealtheVet, a VA online tool designed to help Veterans make informed decisions about their health. More...

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 15:55:00 EDT

VA, Elizabeth Dole Foundation to offer respite relief for Veteran caregivers
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF) today announced the launch of a new foundation program granting family caregivers access to no-cost, short-term aid to help those caring for wounded, ill or in More...

Mon, 3 Aug 2020 12:25:00 EDT

VA, America's Adopt A Soldier partner to help Veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness stay connected
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is collecting laptop and mobile phone donations through an established partner non-profit organization, America's Adopt A Soldier, to help Veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness sta More...

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 09:57:00 EDT

VA publishes final regulation for its Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today published its final regulation to improve and expand the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) with the final regulation going into effect on Oct. 1. More...

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:11:00 EDT

VA survey to collect customer feedback on education benefits
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the launching of its Veterans Signals (VSignals) surveys to assess education benefits processes. More...

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:09:00 EDT

VA reduces prescription opioid use by 64% during past eight years
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it has successfully reduced prescription opioid use in patients within the VA health care system by 64%, from more than 679,000 Veterans in fiscal year 2012 to 247,000 in fiscal yea More...

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:01:00 EDT

VA and partner agencies announce COVID-19 Insights Partnership
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), along with the Departments of Energy (DOE) and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the formation of the COVID-19 Insights Partnership, an initiative to coordinate and share health dat More...

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:01:00 EDT

Study shows VA surgical care better than or equal to non-VA hospitals
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced VA hospitals outperform or match neighboring non-VA hospitals in surgical quality and overall patient safety satisfaction. More...



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