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Mission of VA Office of Women’s Health

Dr. Patricia Hayes, chief officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Women’s Health, discusses the mission of her office and the increasing number of women veterans


How one office has transformed veteran experience

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversees the care of over 9 million vets. Within the agency, the Veterans Experience Office (VEO) works to make sure the experience of accessing benefits is easy and seamless. The VEO was established in 2015 after the VA medical center wait time crisis, when the department recognized it did […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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