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 VA and IBM Watson Health Extend Partnership to Support Veterans With Cancer - WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and IBM Watson Health announced the extension of a public-private partnership to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to help interpret cancer data in the treatment of Veteran patients.  (7/19/18)

 VEText system transforming VA’s medical scheduling process - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched VEText, a text messaging appointment-reminder system, which to date has helped VA reduce no-show medical visits by more than 100,000.  (7/17/18)

 VA Establishes Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization to Support Transition From Legacy Patient Data System - WASHINGTON — 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). (7/12/18)

 VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals Using Innovative Tools to Make a Record Number of Decisions - WASHINGTON — Strengthened by innovative tools, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently issued a record number of decisions for Veterans appealing their disability benefits claims. (7/12/18)

 VA Partnership with National Cancer Institute Will Boost Veteran Access to Clinical Trials - WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has formed a partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) which will provide more access to the latest treatment options for VA patients with cancer. (7/10/18)

 Aimed at Suicide Prevention, VA Shares Winners of Its ‘Gun Safety Matters Challenge’ - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently selected three winners in its Gun Safety Matters Challenge, an open-innovation contest to develop cost-effective solutions for firearm storage, which Veterans and their families or friends could use to prevent suicide, injury or accidents.  (7/9/18)

 VA’s new ‘ChooseVA’ campaign highlights Veteran benefits and services, aims to attract and retain employees - WASHINGTON — Emphasizing a multitude of benefits and services to its 9 million Veteran customers, as well as promoting the organization as a great place to work, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) kicked off its new “ChooseVA” marketing campaign July 5.  (7/6/18)

VA Releases State-level Veteran Suicide Data, National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released state-level Veteran suicide data today as a follow-up to its 2015 National Suicide Data Report, which was released on June 18 (7/2/18)

Award-winning VA video series, The American Veteran, receives 2017 regional Emmy Award - WASHINGTON — A video story produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – focusing on a Navy Veteran and comedian who recovered from a possible career-ending stroke in 2016 with the help of VA doctors and therapists – received an Emmy Award at a ceremony June 23 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (7/2/18)

Modern Healthcare Magazine Recognizes VA’s Top Physician as one of 2018’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) top physician, Dr. Carolyn Clancy, who leads VA’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA), was named by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of 2018’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in an announcement June 18. (6/28/18)

Nine VA Programs Receive Awards for Innovation in Health IT - Nine U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs were recently recognized for outstanding innovations in federal health technology at an awards ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. (6/22/18)

VA Provides Reorganization Plan to Strengthen and Modernize Department - WASHINGTON — Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced specific recommendations in the President’s “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century” - Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations.”  (6/21/18)

VA Showcases New Medical Advancements in Veteran Care on Capitol Hill - WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Office of Research and Development hosted a Research Fair at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill to share new medical advancements in improving health care and quality of life for Veterans across the nation.  (6/19/18)

VA Releases National Suicide Data Report - WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  (6/18/18)

VA Issues New Policy to Protect Veteran Homeowners from Predatory Lending - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued a new policy implementing the May 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, to protect Veteran homeowners from predatory lending practices when obtaining a VA-guaranteed refinance loan.  (6/15/18)


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