The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' $152.7 billion budget request for 2014 includes $3.683 billion for IT projects, the largest increase in IT spending among government agencies.
A paperless Department of Veterans Affairs will still have to scan old paper documents into its electronic system--but the VA hasn't specified how it will do that, veterans' advocates told Congress this week.
Federal agencies must pick up the pace of healthcare IT to respond to a rapidly evolving landscape, Dave Wennergren, assistant deputy chief management officer at the Department of Defense, told federal leaders this week at the "Digital Innovation in Healthcare" forum in McLean, Va.
The electronic data-exchange network between Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and their research partners is ineffectively managed and leaves potentially sensitive data vulnerable to security breaches, the VA's Office of the Inspector General says.
Conflicting IT systems and business practices are among the challenges hindering healthcare collaboration efforts between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, the GAO found. problems run even deeper at the 10 joint ventures the two departments manage around the country.
A California technology company and the Department of Veterans Affairs have teamed on a program to monitoring how veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder handle the pressures of driving and provide immediate treatment.
The Department of Veterans Affairs continues its efforts to expand access to care for veterans using technology--including telehealth--this time through a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Dr. House said it best: Patients lie. So what if there was a mobile device that would allow clinicians to detect when, say, a patient is fibbing about his or her current state of mind?
When the Department of Veterans Affairs' introduced iPhones and iPads to its workforce, it sidestepped specific federal security guidelines--but did meet acceptable encryption standards, according to a new federal audit.
A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs proposal could lower one barrier to telehealth--the agency is considering waiving patient co-pays for remote visits, saying it aims to make "the home a preferred