Tag Archives: Department of Veterans Affairs

House Panel Favors Burn Pit Registry

Those in the armed services who were exposed to smoke from open burn pits while deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan would be the subjects of a special database. Continue reading

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Wanted: Better Care for PTSD

A ranking lawmaker wants Congress to help effect better services for behavioral-health issues under the Defense and VA umbrella. Continue reading

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VA and DoD Schedule Testing Center Openings for iEHR

Facilities in Virginia and Hawaii will be utilized as centers for the testing of components of the Defense-VA electronic health record system. Continue reading

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Defense Chief Announces Military-wide Review of Mental Health Records

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls for a recheck of files dating to 2001 affecting diagnoses touching on issues of mental health. Continue reading

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Gulf War Era: A Check-Up

VA is conducting the third in a series of follow-up medical checks, first launched in 1995, involving a number of those who served in the 1990-91 period. Continue reading

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Taking Shape: One Big IT System

Congress gets a rundown on how the big new merger of Defense and VA health records systems will look when it finally gets off the ground. Continue reading

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Veterans Lose in Court

However inefficient the VA system may be, says a federal appeals court, the judiciary lacks the power to order improvements. Continue reading

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VA Faulted for Delays

Frustration is expressed with the amount of time it takes to provide care for vets with issues of mental health. Continue reading

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VA Reforms Tied to Improved Cancer Survival Rate

A study finds that older men with cancer who receive treatment at veterans’ facilities are tending to outlive those cared for under other circumstances. Continue reading

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Vets Are Split on VA Entry

Veterans’ groups differ on the merits of a scheme to grant automatic VA enrollment to those who saw combat. Continue reading

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