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Why a Houston VA Medical Center is focusing on females

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Focus on Women

 

The Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center said young females are its fastest growing patient population. 

Texas has tens of thousands of more female Veterans than any other state and because of that the Houston VA has to make women a priority.

The Most Expensive Wars The United States Has Been Involved In

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Expensive Wars

 

Since its inception in 1776, the United States of America has experienced wartime relations throughout almost its entire lifespan. Some of these wars were short, some were long, some were victories, and some were losses. Some of these wars cost the United States a whole lot of money.

VA likely wasted $1.1 billion on multiple efforts to modernize EHR, GAO says

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Wasted 1 Billion

 

After 138 contractors hired to develop, manage and maintain its legacy VistA EHR, it's now obsolete since VA plans to replace system with Cerner.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spent $1.1 billion with 138 contractors from 2011 to 2016 on multiple efforts to modernize its legacy EHR system, VistA, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Accused of medical malpractice—a lot? The VA may be the place for you

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Medical Malpractice

 

“They went and served their country—and they’re messed up and everything.”

The Department of Veterans Affairs has knowingly hired doctors with trails of misconduct allegations, licensing problems, malpractice accusations, and patient settlements, according to a recent USA Today investigation.

VA kills plan to cut homeless-Vet program after outcry

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Dr Shulkin 25

 

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has killed a plan to shift money from a major homelessness program in response to a wave of protest from Veterans' advocates, who said the move would aggravate conditions for chronically ill and vulnerable Vets.

Tribal Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program

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Tribal Housing

 

Learn how the Tribal Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program helps homeless Native American Veterans exit homelessness. Tribal HUD-VASH combines rental assistance from HUD with case management, clinical and supportive services provides by VA specifically for Native American Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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