Health Tech

How VA Is Tapping Cutting-Edge Tech for Veterans

From artificial intelligence to Walmart telehealth stations, the agency spent 2019 focused on how tech can augment its health services.

What Veterans Affairs Aims to Accomplish Through Its Artificial Intelligence Institute

The agency plans to streamline and advance its AI efforts to better meet veterans’ needs. 

FDA Launches App to Report Fresh Uses for Existing Drugs

Health care providers can now easily access a one-stop online repository that experts hope will accelerate and innovate patient treatment.

Senators Want to Know How FTC, CMS Will Prevent Bias in Health Care Algorithms

Sens. Ron Wyden and Cory Booker also asked five industry giants how to mitigate discrimination against minority patients. 

VA Prepping for Go-Live of Health Records System in March

Veterans Affairs Department officials testified they’re continuing with plans to roll out their new electronic health record system in early 2020.

Can CBP Stand Up an Electronic Health Records System in 90 Days?

Lawmakers eager to see Customs and Border Protection digitize its health care system are pushing a bill that would give the agency three months to go from paper to electronic records.

Vets Can Now See VA, Private Sector Health Data in iPhone App

Apple’s Health app now integrates with Veterans Affairs’ patient data API, giving veterans access to their medical information on their phones.

VA Stands Up Private, Virtual Exam Rooms to Bring Telehealth to Rural Communities

The agency is collaborating with corporate partners to provide veterans with comfortable, private spaces to have video appointments with their VA providers, much closer to home.

Army Consortium Wants Cutting-Edge Hemorrhage Detection Technology

Life-threatening blood loss has accounted for more than 33% of prehospital deaths and 50% of deaths occurring within 24 hours after a traumatic injury.

Military Algorithm Can Predict Illness 48 Hours Before Symptoms Show

The program lead says future troops might be deployed with wearables like watches or chest straps that will know when they are getting sick and how long it will take them to get better.

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Million Veterans Program is Now Open for Online Enrollment

Veterans who opt-in to sharing their DNA through the program have the opportunity to support medical discoveries and health improvements across future generations.

Upgrades Aim to Improve Deep Brain Stimulation

Upgrading deep brain stimulation devices could help make them smarter and less intrusive.

Digital Natives Have Military Officials Rethinking Health Care Training

Defense and military officials must revamp instruction to meet today’s needs and the expectations of a next-generation workforce.

VA to Pilot New Scheduling System at Same Ohio Facility that Tested the Last Solution

The Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, Ohio, is set to get another new scheduling system, as VA lets one contract expire and shifts to its new EHR provider.

Defense Health Agency Needs Help Consolidating Military’s Health IT Systems

The agency leading the Pentagon’s electronic health records transition is working on a global IT support contract. 

How VA Implements Predictive Analytics to Help Prevent Veteran Suicides

Since it was stood up in 2017, the REACH VET program has helped health care providers better identify individuals facing higher risks.

VA Launches VITAL Training Ahead of First Electronic Health Records Rollout

Veterans Affairs officials learned some lessons from their Defense Department counterparts and developed an immersive training program focused on how the new EHR system can fix issues clinicians encounter every day.