Tag Archives: veterans health administration

GAO: VHA Should Establish Evaluation Process to Implement Org Structure Actions

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Veterans Health Administration develop an evaluation process to analyze the implementation of organizational structure recommendations. GAO said in a report publicly released Thursday that it has suggested VHA evaluate the implementation of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks realignment to address potential gaps and apply lessons learned …

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Profile: Carolyn Clancy, VHA Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Health, Quality, Safety and Value

Carolyn Clancy leads the strategic direction of the Veterans Health Administration as assistant deputy undersecretary for health, quality, safety and value. She has previously held roles including the agency’s interim undersecretary for health where she managed the nation’s largest integrated health care system as well as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality‘s director …

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GAO Urges Federal Agencies to Reduce Unused Vehicles

The Government Accountability Office has called on federal agencies to reform their assessment processes for federally leased vehicles in order to help reduce underutilized fleets. GAO said in a report released Thursday that the General Services Administration should establish a mechanism to facilitate discussion between fleet managers and their fleet service representatives …

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VA Officials Seek $2B Budget Reallocation for VHA to Avoid Shutdown

Officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs have expressed their concerns over a potential partial shutdown of the VA and urged Congress to reallocate $2.5 billion for the Veterans Health Administration, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes that lawmakers would need to enact legislation within the week to fund the VA’s hospital …

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Senate Confirms David Shulkin as VA Health Undersecretary

The Senate has approved Dr. David Shulkin as undersecretary for health at the Department of Veterans Affairs by a voice vote, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. President Barack Obama nominated Shulkin, president of the New Jersey-based Morristown Medical Center, in March to lead the department’s Veterans Health Administration. Law Firm …

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Stephan Fihn: VHA to Deploy Predictive Models Over Next 10 Years

Stephan Fihn, director of the Veterans Health Administration’s analytics and business intelligence office, has said the VHA is building predictive models that it plans to deploy over the next decade, GCN reported Wednesday. He said the VHA wants to expand its effort to predict healthcare needs of patients through the care …

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Profile: Doug Rosendale, Cairn CEO and Founder

Doug Rosendale is the CEO and founder of Cairn Corp., a health information technology startup aimed at advancing interoperability and increased use of mobile technology in the healthcare arena. Before founding Cairn, he served as senior physician adviser for clinical informatics at the Veterans Health Administration‘s office of health information. …

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NC Sen. Burr Proposes Vet Health Care Reform Bill

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is proposing the Veterans Health Administration reduce its number of regional medical administrative offices as part of a larger effort to streamline healthcare for veterans, Military Times reports. Burr told writer Patricia Kime these offices divert money largely towards overhead and other costs unrelated to healthcare. …

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