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VA Opens Health Care Innovation Center in California; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Veterans Affairs has established a new California-based center that would focus on the technological innovation of health care services. VA said Monday that it stood up the National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation under a partnership with the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem. NCCHI operates as part of the department's Palo Alto Health Care System.

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VA Unveils Resource App for Veterans, Caregivers; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Veterans Affairs has introduced a smartphone application that works to organize and streamline healthcare resources into a unified location for veterans and caregivers. The Launchpad for Veterans suite will enable users to access VA apps from five different categories namely mental health improvement, health care team communication, vital health information sharing and quality of life improvement, the agency said Monday.

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DoD to Help VA Centralize Health Care Supply Chain; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency agreed to help modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs' supply chain management. VA said Monday that it will gain access to DLA’s network of suppliers across the U.S. under the new partnership. The effort would centralize VA's ordering system to reduce risk, abuse, waste and fraud in the procurement of medical items.

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VA Continues Efforts to Implement Mission Act; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Veterans Affairs is working to augment its health care system with new implementations as part of the Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks or MISSION act. The legislation, passed in 2018, intends to streamline the delivery of health care services and help veterans access more care options that suit their needs, VA said Monday.

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VA Helping Veterans Secure Computer Technology Jobs; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a new effort to help former servicemen prepare for computer-focused careers, and seeks professionals who would serve as trainers. The Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses program is intended to help veterans enter workforces in the areas of information technology, information science, media application, data processing and other computer-related fields, VA said Wednesday.

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Senate Approves Robert Wilkie as VA Secretary

Robert Wilkie, former undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Defense Department, received Senate confirmation Monday to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs via a 86-9 vote, The Hill reported Monday. He succeeds David Shulkin, whom President Trump dismissed as VA secretary in March, and has held that position in …

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Rep. Mark Takano Promises Greater Oversight as Incoming House VA Committee Chair

Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., will assume leadership of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee next month following the recent appointment of Robert Wilkie as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, MilitaryTimes.com reported Tuesday. During an interview with Military Times, Takano said he aims to provide “more vigorous oversight” on the VA and foster bipartisanship as the House committee’s new chairman.

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