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Archive for July 5th 2013
WASHINGTON - A new Military Health System governance model expected to be in place by Oct. 1should result in cost savings, according to DoD officials.
PITTSBURGH, PA - Should some aspects of VA’s drug formulary be used as a model for the U.S. Medicare system?
WASHINGTON - After months of speculation about whether and when furloughs would go into effect, thousands of DoD civilian employees - including those working in the Military Health System - are expected to feel the brunt of unpaid furloughs this month.
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation relaxing the evidentiary standards that must be met for veterans who file VA benefit claims for mental health conditions linked to military sexual trauma (MST).
WASHINGTON - Responding to reports that VA computers have been repeatedly hacked since 2010 by foreign entities, a VA official defended the agency’s efforts to protect data about millions of veterans and more than 300,000 VA employees.
WASHINGTON - DoD will examine commercial software as the next step in its search for an electronic health record system and not merely adopt the current Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) system used by VA, the agency recently announced.
ANN ARBOR, MI - Pain complicates treatment and recovery in veterans with serious mental illness, according to a recent study from the VA’s Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center (SMITREC).
NEW YORK - In post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sufferers, brain regions can over- or under-react in response to stressful tasks, such as recalling a traumatic event or reacting to a photo of a threatening face.
CLEVELAND - An analysis of 57 peer-reviewed studies representing data on more than 6,600 civilians and servicemembers indicates that about half of those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also suffer symptoms of depression.
PROVIDENCE, RI — Did a new joint VA/DoD guideline to standardize and improve rehabilitation of lower-limb amputees have a positive effect on care of those patients?
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