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A ‘Trigger’ Can Make Sure Abnormal TSH Levels Are Followed Up

In busy outpatient clinics, following up on abnormal test results too often falls by the wayside, according to a new study.

August 2018

New House Subcommittee Will Oversee VA EHR Implementation

The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is gearing up for greater oversight of VA's electronic health record implementation with the creation of a new oversight subcommittee.

August 2018

SCAN-ECHO Improves Care for VA Liver Disease Patients

While specialty care has been associated with improved survival in patients with liver disease, convenient access to specialists isn’t available to all patients.

August 2018

Remote Disease Management Program Improves Outcomes in the Northwest

A telehealth-based chronic disease management program which included clinical pharmacy specialists (CPS) had positive outcomes on primary care outcomes in a rural area, according to a new study.

August 2018

Tele-ICU Program Reduces Transfers of VA’s ICU Patients

Most intensive care units (ICUs) in smaller, community, and regional hospitals aren’t able to support intensivist staffs to provide advanced critical care.

2018 Compendium of Federal Medicine

Amid Concerns, VA Says It Is ‘Turning a Corner’ on Cybersecurity

The management and upkeep of information technology structures has historically been a challenge for federal agencies.

Current Issue

VA Inks Contract for Massive New Health Record System

Calling it one of the largest IT contracts in the federal government, with a ceiling of $10 billion over a decade, then-VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie announced that the agency signed a contract with Cerner for its new electronic health record (EHR).