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Report: GAO Helped Federal Agencies Generate $77.6B in FY 2020 Savings

FY2020 Savings

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report saying it helped the federal government saved $77.6 billion in spending in fiscal year 2020. The figure represents a return of $114 for every dollar Congress invested in GAO. GAO said it has helped agencies make 1,132 improvements in government operations. 

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Dr. Kenneth Kizer of Atlas Research Discusses Innovation in Health Care Systems

Dr. Kenneth Kizer

Dr. Ryan Vega of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Dr. Kenneth Kizer of Atlas Research have analyzed a model for operationalizing and scaling innovation in health care systems. The model is based on the successful VHA Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE). The foundation of innovation is built on four core elements, including “workforce capacity to actualize innovation."

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VA Looks at Employee-Based Ideas to Tackle Challenges

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking at its workforce for ideas to address challenges in health care, Federal News Network reported Thursday. The Veterans Health Administration is facing the rise of elder population, the lack of quality care providers and increasing health care costs. The department's employees have presented ideas to address these challenges at the recent Innovation Experience event in Washington, D.C.

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VA Applies 3D Printing to Health Care

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The Veterans Health Administration, an agency within the Department of Veterans Affairs, is implementing the use of 3D printing in medical activities, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Doctors at Puget Sound Medical Center leverage additive manufacturing to simulate surgeries. Meanwhile, doctors from other hospitals use the technology to produce customized braces.

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VA Establishes Commission to Search for Veterans Health Administration Leader

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The Depart of Veterans Affairs has formed a commission to search for potential candidates to fill the leadership position for the Veterans Health Administration. Members of the search commission will work to identify individuals with the required knowledge, vision and dedication to serve as the undersecretary for health, the VA said Thursday.

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