The U.S. Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center recently held its fourth annual open house where it demonstrated its investments in modern technologies for telemedicine, Federal News Radio reported Friday.Read More »
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a collaborative program that will explore new opportunities for the U.S. healthcare industry.
The Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit will be a year-long effort that will involve private sector innovators, investors and HHS personnel developing ways to boost investment and research in health services, the department said Wednesday.
The Government Accountability Office has recommended to the Defense Department to implement a common measure when evaluating the performance of health care providers working for the Military Health System.
GAO said in a report published Monday there is also a need for DoD to create a wider range of classifications to measure quality of service and medical conditions that can be assessed, as the department’s existing measures only cover a few.
President Trump intends to nominate Thomas McCaffery, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, to assume the role on a full-time basis, the White House announced Monday. McCaffery concurrently serves as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs and oversees the Defense Health Program‘s $50 billion annual …Read More »
The Department of Health and Human Services is asking for comments on how to structure a workgroup to facilitate high-level discussions between HHS leaders and outside parties that support innovation or invest in the healthcare sector. A Federal Register notice posted Thursday says the department plans to create a workgroup to …Read More »
President Donald Trump has approved a bill that will allow veterans to seek healthcare services from the private sector if a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital fails to accommodate to their needs, the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. The VA Mission Act extends the VA’s caregiver program to all veterans as …Read More »
The Defense Department Office of the Inspector General has released a report that outlines the top management and performance challenges that DoD currently faces. DoD IG said Nov. 20 it determined the challenges based on the office’s oversight work, research and judgement, oversight work from other DoD components, oversight missions from …Read More »
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said at a White House briefing on Wednesday that the Veterans Agency is “still in critical condition” and patients are waiting too long for services at the scandal-plagued agency. Shulkin asked Congress to empower the V.A. with the ability to fire employees caught “violating our core …Read More »
The departments of Veterans Affairs and Energy have partnered to analyze big data from the VA and other federal sources as they optimize healthcare for veterans and other citizens. The VA-DOE Big Data Science Initiative will explore digital health and genomic data to support the development of treatments and preventive strategies in areas such as suicide prevention, cancer …Read More »
The Department of Veterans Affairs has unveiled additional exemptions to the moratorium on federal hiring efforts following a previous move to lift restrictions for some professional fields in January. VA said Wednesday its latest guideline exempts medical and nonmedical positions, the Veterans Health Administration’s medical facilities and the Veterans Benefits Administration’s regional and field offices …Read More »