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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Joins DirectTrust’s Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle

Electronic Health Reporter

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Direct Messaging has joined the association’s Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle, allowing VA personnel access to the full national network of 1.8 Department of Veterans Affairs Joins DirectTrust’s Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Direct Messaging

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Department of Veterans Affairs looks to private developers for innovation

Mobi Health News

The Department of Veterans Affairs has joined the bandwagon of government agencies looking for outside innovators to help update its health technology systems. In February, it became easier for private citizens to become involved when the department launched Lighthouse, an API that allows developers to create digital technology to build mobile and web apps that serve veterans.

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An Innovative Solution To Support Expanded Telehealth Capability

Electronic Health Reporter

Department of Veterans Affairs. An established leader in telehealth technology, VA has been using real-time virtual video medical appointments since 2002 to connect veterans with VA clinicians […].

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3D Printing Emerges As Option For Addressing Healthcare Equipment Shortages

Healthcare IT Today

For example, one tech firm which makes 3D printers is helping to solve a nationwide shortage of COVID-19 test swabs by scaling up […]. As the demand for healthcare equipment rises, manufacturers are struggling to meet the demand.

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VA investigating data breach that compromised sensitive credentials, source codes

Becker's Health IT

A federal contractor published source codes containing sensitive credentials from the Department of Veterans Affairs, FedScoop reported Sept. Cybersecurity

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Eleos Health raises $8M for behavioral health focused AI voice tech

Mobi Health News

Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Dr. David Shulkin is joining the company's board.

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AI Isn’t Just for Clinical Use: Here’s How It’s Changing Healthcare Outside the Exam Room 

Electronic Health Reporter

Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with an AI company to create a […] The article AI Isn’t Just for Clinical Use: Here’s How It’s Changing Healthcare Outside the Exam Room appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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VA working to fill CISO role by the end of July

Becker's Health IT

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to hire a chief information security officer by the end of July, FedScoop reported July 7. Cybersecurity

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VA failed to protect 500,000 employees' COVID-19 vaccination data

Becker's Health IT

The Department of Veterans Affairs admitted it failed to protect the COVID-19 vaccination status data for about 500,000 of its employees after a spreadsheet containing the information was improperly shared in October 2021, FedScoop reported Nov.

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84% of veterans with Type 2 diabetes achieve HbA1c of under 6.5% or reduced level by 1% in Virta pilot

Mobi Health News

Department of Veterans Affairs and Virta dropped on average 5% of their body weight. Patients with Type 2 diabetes enrolled in a joint pilot run by the U.S.

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VA finalizes telehealth rule to let providers practice across state lines

Mobi Health News

The US Department of Veterans Affairs finalized its federal rule to allow providers to deliver patient care across state lines and outside of a VA facility

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Accenture Federal Services Awarded Role on $650M VA Healthcare Innovation Contract

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Accenture Federal Services has been awarded a prime spot on a $650M contract in support of the Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning (OHIL).

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VA study of wearables, AI shows promise for heart failure patients

Mobi Health News

A new study, sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, applied wearable biosensors to post-acute heart failure patients and deployed FDA-cleared analytics from vendor physIQ to detect vital sign anomalies

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How telemedicine is providing in-home psychotherapy for veterans' diverse conditions

Mobi Health News

Despite the fact that the Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest healthcare system in the country, for a lot of veterans coming into to a clinic is difficult. It would be impossible for a clinic to be in every veteran's neighborhood — that’s where telemedicine comes in.

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VA, IBM Watson Health extend precision cancer partnership

Mobi Health News

The Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM Watson Health have announced a one-year extension to an ongoing public-private partnership applying the AI company’s technology to genomic data for cancer therapy

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Roundup: Digital health HHS, VA news from Q1 2018

Mobi Health News

Last quarter, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs have both continued to seek public and private partnerships and investigate new technology. Despite controversy over the firing of former VA Secretary Dr. David J

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VA offers $1B telehealth contract opportunity

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Department of Veterans Affairs published a $1 billion contract opportunity this week aimed at procuring remote patient monitoring and telehealth services to meet the needs of veterans. military veterans.

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GDIT Awarded $84M Traumatic Brain Injury Research Contract by the Defense Health Agency

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today that it was awarded an $84 million contract by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to support the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBICoE).

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DeepMind partners with VA to identify risks during hospital stays

Mobi Health News

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a research partnership with Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind that will tackle issues concerning patient deterioration during hospital care. Using a dataset comprised of 700,000 historical, de-personalized health records, the machine learning platform will help the VA identify risk factors for deterioration while predicting its onset

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VA, Healthy Together collaborate on mobile access to health records

Healthcare It News

The initial offering enables veterans to view and store immunization records all in one place. Healthy Together uses the Department of Veterans Affairs Lighthouse program to securely access relevant VA data when veterans connect their VA accounts.

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VA Provides Veterans with Immersive, VR Treatment for Chronic Lower Back Pain

HIT Consultant

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide its FDA-authorized RelieVRx (formerly EaseVRx) solution to select Veterans impacted by chronic lower back pain (CLBP). Helping Veterans Living with Chronic Back Pain. Veterans are heroes, and.

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House Passes $81.6 Billion Veterans Affairs Bill: Includes Allowing Medical Marijuana

The Health Law Firm

Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On May 19, 2016, a new bill was passed that would allow US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients. As part of the $81.6 billion budget and policy bill for military construction and the department of Veterans Affairs, this new measure would allow VA doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to their patients in states where medical marijuana is currently legal.

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Zane Burke, former Livongo CEO, takes the reins at Quantum Health

Healthcare It News

The care coordination and healthcare navigation vendor Quantum Health announced this week that it had hired Zane Burke as chief executive officer and Board of Directors member. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs," his LinkedIn profile reads.

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Veterans Affairs, Walmart open latest telehealth pilot site

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Veterans Affairs and retail giant Walmart have opened the latest location as part of a joint effort help Vets in rural areas get better access to medical services, the first location for a new telehealth pilot program. The U.S.

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VA sees a surge in veterans' use of telehealth services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a 17 percent jump in telehealth visits compared with the previous fiscal year, and says the VA delivered more than 2.6 million episodes of telehealth care in FY 2019. The VA report revealed more than 900,000 veterans used the agency's telehealth services in 2019, with their use of the VA Video Connect app, which connects Veterans to their care teams through a secure video session, jumping 235% in the same period.

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OIG Report Reveals VHA Improperly Billed For Service Conditions

The Health Law Firm

Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On August 9, 2017, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reported that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) improperly issued close to 1.7 million bills to veterans and third-party payers. Of the estimated 15.4 million were improper bills for treatment of service-connected (SC) conditions, the OIG found. By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A.,

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Video-enabled tablets could help prevent veteran suicides

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A study published this past week in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open found that receipt of video-enabled tablets during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with more psychotherapy visits and reduced emergency department use among veterans.

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Bipartisan legislation would broaden telehealth benefits for employees

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The House of Representatives has drafted a bill that would provide new virtual care options for American employees. The full text of the act can be read here. There's been no shortage of telehealth-related activity on Capitol Hill this past year.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Statuses of 500,000 VA Employees have been Impermissibly Disclosed

HIPAA Journal

The COVID-19 vaccination statuses of approximately 500,000 Department of Veterans Affairs employees have been impermissibly disclosed. The spreadsheet also included details of claimed religious and medical exceptions to COVID-19 vaccination.

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HHS watchdog reiterates importance of preventing telemedicine fraud

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General recognized telehealth's potential while cautioning that steps must be taken to ensure virtual care will not be compromised by fraud. Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News. The U.S.

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VA working with Apple to broaden telehealth access for veterans

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Veterans Affairs says it's collaborating with Apple to boost the availability of telehealth services for veterans across the U.S. Air Force Veteran Fiona Garcia, in a statement. The U.S.

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A turbulent year, and a retooled future, for the VA's EHR rollout

Healthcare It News

Department of Veterans Affairs went live with the first component of its Cerner-developed electronic health record at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System in Columbus. Throughout it all, Healthcare IT News has continued to cover the department's efforts.

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VA watchdog: New EHR scheduling system needs work

Healthcare It News

The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General released a report this week examining whether the VA's new scheduling system, implemented as part of its electronic health record modernization contract with Cerner, had been effectively deployed.

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Michigan Registered Nurse Pleads Guilty in COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card Fraud

Healthcare Compliance Blog

A registered nurse from a veteran’s hospital in Detroit pleaded guilty to charges related to COVID-19 vaccination record cards fraud. Her theft of the cards began at least as early as May 2021 and continued through September 2021.

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VA telehealth program offers virtual access to care teams, wellness classes, yoga

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Veteran Affairs St. Louis Healthcare System announced this week that it has contracted with the telecommunications vendor Uniper Care for a pilot program providing veterans access to telehealth and social engagement services. The U.S.

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Eleos Health Raises $6M to Expand VoiceAI-Powered Behavioral Health

HIT Consultant

The ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin has joined the company’s board. Powering the Future of Behavioral Health.

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VA taps Philips for 10-year, potentially $100M telehealth critical care contract

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a major long-term contract to Philips to build out the VA’s tele-critical care infrastructure. " The expansion of VA's existing telehealth capabilities – it delivered more than 2.5 More than 20% of U.S.

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DHA taps Capsule Technologies for clinical surveillance, device connectivity

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Per the ATO certificate, Capsule's tools will be deployed across DHA's Medical Community of Interest, or MedCOI network, a global VPN where Military Health System applications can be accessed by more than 116,000 users, serving more than 9.5

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VA study shows benefits of telestroke program for patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A Department of Veterans Affairs-funded study published in Neurology found that a telestroke program helped prevent unnecessary hospital transfers for patients. Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News.

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How the VA laid the groundwork for a pandemic-fueled telehealth spike

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Department of Veterans Affairs, via the Veterans Health Administration, oversees care for more than 9 million individuals through upwards of 1,000 facilities. million veterans with more than 11.2 Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News.

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Mental Health Awareness is Everywhere. Why Shouldn’t Virtual Care Be Standard?

HIT Consultant

Geoffrey Boyce, CEO of Array Behavioral Care . Unfortunately, mental health issues have become far too common for people of all ages and in all walks of life. An Influx of Demand from Pediatrics to Geriatrics.

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VA partners with Facebook, Red Cross on video call devices

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Veterans Affairs continues its rollout of telehealth tools through a partnership with social media company Facebook and the American Red Cross. "Our goal is for Veterans to feel less isolated through more communication. The U.S.

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2023 may bring progress in SDOH tech, telehealth and interoperability

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Despite innovations, a new study from the Yale School of Public Health finds the nation is losing ground on access to healthcare, with more barriers now than 20 years ago. Unite Us is a technology company that builds coordinated care networks of health and social service providers.