Carol Graves knew she needed to get her husband to a hospital in a hurry. His heart rate was over 150, and climbing rapidly.
Between 2004 and 2012, the percentage of all active-duty service members with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increased from 1 to 5, the Institute of Medicine reports. Furthermore, the report stated that in 2012, “13.5 percent of U.S. Army service members had PTSD, as did 10 percent of Marines, 4.5 percent of Navy personnel, and 4 percent of Air Force personnel. The same year, more than half a million veterans of all eras sought care for PTSD through VA (the Department of Veterans Affairs’) health care services—making up 9.2 percent of all VA users.”
Federal Health IT, a print and digital publication, will recognize 11 innovative, health-information technology (IT) programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at a June 6 award ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today expressed restrained yet hopeful support of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin’s announcement the VA will adopt the same Electronic Health Record (EHR) System currently used by the Department of Defense (DOD) to maintain veteran healthcare data.
VA launched a new online tool this week that will help Veterans compare various treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder.
VA announced it will launch the “Seek to Prevent Fraud, Waste and Abuse” (STOP FWA) initiative that will capitalize on existing departmental activities that prevent or identify prevent fraud, waste and abuse, as well as ensure a consistent approach to prevent fraud, waste and abuse risk management as a way to centralize organizational resources.
Today U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced his decision on the next-generation electronic health record (EHR) system for the VA at a news briefing at VA headquarters in Washington.
WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin outlined an ambitious reform of nearly every aspect of his often-criticized department during a “State of the VA” address at the White House on Wednesday, calling it a sign of the president’s commitment to helping veterans.
As the nation pauses Monday to remember those who died serving in the armed forces, a new report concludes that proposed cuts to the federal Medicaid program could affect health care coverage for some 29,000 South Carolina veterans.
With a burgeoning Veterans Affairs (VA) appeal backlog Congress and the VA, as well as a few Veterans Service Organizations, have been trying to develop a proposal to streamline the process and attack the appeals backlog. Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (HR 2288) that recently passed the House was the result. As often happens when something is drafted by committee, the result is less than stellar. In this case, HR 2288 strips important due process rights from Veterans.