Recent Podcasts

Produced by the VA OIG the podcast features staff interviews that provide context and perspective for a better understanding of the OIG's oversight work.

Episode 83: September 2021 VA OIG Monthly Highlights

Host Adam Roy wraps up the OIG's activities in Fiscal Year 2021 with the September Highlights podcast.

10/19/2021

Episode 80: Deficiencies in Inpatient Mental Health Care Coordination and Processes Prior to a Patient’s Death by Suicide, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, Missouri

Dr. Amber Singh joins Meggan MacFarlane to discuss the January 2021 report titled, Deficiencies in Inpatient Mental Health Care Coordination and Processes Prior to a Patient’s Death by Suicide at the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

9/30/2021

Episode 81: Deficiencies in Care and Administrative Processes for a Patient Who Died by Suicide, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Arizona

Dr. Terri Julian and Dr. Amber Singh sit down and discuss the OIG report on Deficiencies in Care and Administrative Processes for a Patient Who Died by Suicide in Phoenix, Arizona published in early 2021.

9/28/2021

Episode 82: VA OIG August 2021 Monthly Highlights

Host, Adam Roy, brings you up to speed on the top OIG activities from August 2021.

9/21/2021

Episode 79: Challenges for Military Sexual Trauma Coordinators and Culture of Safety Considerations

Dr. Terri Julian and Director Sami Cave join the podcast and discuss the recently published report, Challenges for Military Sexual Trauma Coordinators and Culture of Safety Considerations.

9/13/2021

Episode 78: Failures in Care Coordination and Reviewing a Patient’s Death at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Utah

Our healthcare inspections team discuss the report, Failures in Care Coordination and Reviewing a Patient’s Death at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System in Utah, that was published in July 2021.

9/2/2021

Episode 77: VA OIG July 2021 Monthly Highlights

Host, Adam Roy, discusses the top OIG activities from July 2021.

8/19/2021

Episode 76: Use and Oversight of the Emergency Caches Were Limited during the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our Audits and Evaluations team discuss the recently published report, Use and Oversight of the Emergency Caches Were Limited during the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic

8/10/2021

Episode 75: Emergency Preparedness for VHA Telemental Health Care

Associate Director Laura Tovar and Healthcare Inspector Tammy Wood discuss the recently published OIG report, titled Deficiencies in Emergency Preparedness for Veterans Health Administration Telemental Health Care at VA Clinic Locations Prior to the Pandemic.

7/29/2021

Episode 74: VA OIG June 2021 Monthly Highlights

Host, Adam Roy, discusses the top OIG activities from June 2021.

7/15/2021

Episode 73: VA OIG May 2021 Highlights

IG Michael Missal discusses the healthcare inspection related to the multiple homicides at VA medical center in Clarksburg, West Virginia and the recently published Semiannual Report to Congress covering OIG’s activities from October 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021

6/24/2021

Episode 72: Drug Interactions Related to a Patient Death at the Marion VA Medical Center in Illinois

Valerie Lumm, Associate Director within the VA OIG joins Hanna Lin, a Healthcare Inspector, to discuss the recent report, "Drug Interactions Related to a Patient Death at the Marion VA Medical Center in Illinois."

6/16/2021

Episode 71: VA OIG April 2021 Highlights

Host, Adam Roy, discusses the top OIG activities from April 2021.

5/13/2021

Episode 70: VA OIG Team Reflects on PRAC Healthcare Subgroup Work

The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General recently collaborated with other inspector general offices as part of the federal government’s response to the ongoing pandemic.

5/12/2021

Episode 69: VA OIG March 2021 Highlights

Inspector General Missal joins host Adam Roy in this March 2021 highlights podcast.

4/19/2021