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Senate Confirms Pentagon Official To Head Veterans Affairs Department

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President Trump's second VA secretary, Robert Wilkie, was confirmed 86-9 by the Senate on Monday. He takes the helm of the second largest department in the U.S. government, with more than 350,000 employees, a nearly $200 billion budget and almost 20 million American Veterans depending on it for care and benefits.

VA Establishes Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization to Support Transition From Legacy Patient Data System

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Focused on ensuring a successful transition from a legacy patient data system, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the recent establishment of the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM).

At New Steering Committee, a Revitalized Commitment to Patient Safety

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In late May, the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety gathered for its inaugural meeting. I am honored to co-chair this steering committee along with my friend and colleague, Tejal K. Gandhi, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Clinical and Safety Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The new committee represents an exciting opportunity to re-energize the Nation’s patient safety agenda.

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