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Veterans Administration

VA looks to ease telehealth regulations

VA looks to ease telehealth regulations

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to allow providers to conduct telehealth visits with patients without geographic barriers. The proposal complements recent efforts to expand technology use in veterans' healthcare.

Veterans mental health summit emphasizes community teamwork

Of the 20 veterans who die by suicide each day nationwide, only six typically have received healthcare through the VA in the year before their deaths. Manchester VA Medical Center officials want the community's help to identify others.

CliniComp sues to stop VA-Cerner contract

CliniComp sues to stop VA-Cerner contract

CliniComp, an EHR vendor that supplies software to the VA and Defense Department, says it might have been considered for the contract had the VA conducted open and competitive bidding.

VA launches telehealth initiative to expand healthcare access

The Department of Veterans Affairs initiatives will expand healthcare access and include using video technology and diagnostic tools to conduct medical exams. Veterans also will be able to use mobile devices to make and manage appointments with VA doctors.

Trump's budget will cover initial costs of VA's EHR overhaul

The VA doesn't yet know how much replacing its current electronic health record with a commercial product will cost, but President Donald Trump's proposed budget should fit the bill, at least for now, according to VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin.

VA warns of surprise budget gap, insists no delays in care

The Department of Veterans Affairs warned Wednesday it was unexpectedly running out of money for a program that offers veterans private-sector healthcare, forcing it to hold back on some services that lawmakers worry could cause delays in medical treatment.

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