Vigilance at VA Community Living Centers in the Time of COVID-19

Editor’s note: The VA asked if U.S. Medicine could help disseminate  important information on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a discussion from some of the agency’s top leaders. By Carolyn Clancy, MD, Teresa Boyd, DO, and Scotte Hartronft, MD We believe...

Teledermoscopy Enhances Remote Dermatology Consults

PORTSMOUTH, VA—Use of teledermatology has increased at military treatment facilities in response to greater demand for dermatologic care throughout military medicine and persistent, dermatologic provider shortages, according to a new study. The article in Military...

What Will Be Cost of VA’s Legacy EHR System During Changeover?

What Will Be Cost of VA’s Legacy EHR System During Changeover?

WASHINGTON — As VA moves forward with the comprehensive overhaul of its electronic health records system, the department will still need to keep its legacy EHR system functioning well into the next decade. A recent Government Accountability Office report suggests, however, that the costs to do that—already totaling in the billions—may have been underestimated.

High Satisfaction with Teledermatology at Atlanta VAMC

ATLANTA—The VA has rolled out a number of telehealth initiatives over the last years, with remote visits to dermatologists being offered to more and more veterans. But how well is the program working? A new study maintained that teledermatology is comparable to...

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