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Department of Veterans Affairs works to tackle long Covid in veterans through research and treatment

Long Covid is defined as new, returning or lingering symptoms after an initial Covid-19 infection. As the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched several initiatives to study and treat the long-term effects of Covid-19 on veterans. Dr. Carolyn Clancy, assistant […]

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Department of Veterans Affairs could get 3D-printed living bone to clinics in three years

3D printing technology has been around for a while, but at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), printing an actual model of a patient’s organ will help improve surgeries and healthcare for vets. Dr. Beth Ripley, VHA 3D Printing Network Initiative enterprise lead, VA Ventures director and radiologist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care […]

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Product-focused software development improving veteran experience at VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information and Technology is working to enhance veteran experience on the customer end. Todd Simpson, deputy assistant secretary for development, security and operations (DevSecOps) at the VA Office of Information and Technology, said the DevSecOps software development approach, which involves moving from a project focus to a […]

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough on toxic exposure, veteran mental health and Covid-19 response

President Biden announced on Veterans Day a strategy to identify and treat health issues in veterans that developed from toxic exposures on the front lines. That includes environmental hazards from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough said the president is the first to ensure certain medical conditions, […]

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Lessons from pandemic fuel infrastructure improvement at VA Office of Information and Technology

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information and Technology is innovating its tech tools to support the overall mission of the VA. IT investment management can benefit both veterans and the department. Leading the charge is Paul Brubaker, acting principal deputy assistant secretary at the VA Office of Information and Technology. Brubaker said […]

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VHA Innovation Experience Virtual Series will showcase initiatives to support veterans

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has an event next week. The Innovation Experience (iEX) Virtual Series will showcase advances in innovation, collaboration and technology that will improve and save veterans’ lives. Allison Amrhein, Director of Operations at the VHA Innovators Network, said the event will highlight technology, including virtual reality and clinical simulation, and initiatives, […]

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Department of Veterans Affairs office embracing IT governance framework

Agencies have been working for years to institute strong IT governance strategies that lead to savings and better performing IT systems. The Department of Veterans Affairs has been continually tweaking its plan. Merissa Larson, executive director for quality and risk in the VA Office of Information and Technology (OIT), said her team has embraced IT […]

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