Veterans Affairs

Pentagon Struggles to Address Service Member Suicides

Despite expanded initiatives, veteran and military suicides continue to rise.

Lawmakers: VA’s Main Website—Designed To Be One-Stop For Vets—Is Missing Critical Links

Three lawmakers penned a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie asking the agency to add Congressionally-mandated links to VA.gov and the eBenefits site.

Veterans Affairs Launches Digital National Cemetery 

The new interactive website streamlines information about 3.7 million veterans interred across NCA’s 136 national cemeteries.

VA’s Health Records Digitization Backlog Is 5 Miles High

Staff at Veterans Affairs medical facilities aren’t keeping up with the backlog of paper records that need to be digitized, with some outstanding documents dating back to 2016.

VA Seeks to Train Staff to Use 3D Printing to Personalize Care for Patients

The agency is actively engaging stakeholders to create new opportunities for training and innovation.

New App from VA Streamlines Veterans’ Resources to Enhance Their Care

The ultimate goal is to eliminate the barriers vets face in retrieving the information they need most.

Tech Startup Brings Diabetic Ulcer Solution to Veterans Affairs Clinics

The Podimetrics SmartMat helps veterans detect the condition and highlights the power of public-private collaboration.

4 CX Lessons Federal Agencies Can Learn from Their Peers

There are several agencies making major strides in the CX space and other agencies could learn a thing or two from their CX programs.

Hackathon Aims to Enhance Veterans’ Care through Public-Private Innovation

To kick off a D.C. Hackathon, agency and industry insiders weighed in on driving innovation through federal collaboration.

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How VA is Applying Artificial Intelligence to Proactively Solve Veterans’ Problems

The agency’s newly appointed artificial intelligence director outlined his vision and approach.

VA, DOD Hiring Executives To Lead Billion-Dollar Electronic Health Records Overhaul

The jobs entail coordinating between two of the largest bureaucracies in government through one of the most difficult technology transitions to date.

Federal HR Officials: Get Rid of Most Hiring Authorities

Officials at the Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs departments said having too many avenues for hiring a federal employee causes paralysis at agencies.

VA Migrates 23.5 Million Veteran Patient Records To Cerner Data Center

All new patient data will go into the shared Veterans Affairs-Defense Department data center as the two agencies move forward with the massive electronic health records overhaul.

VA Doesn’t Really Know What It Costs To Run VistA

Lowball estimates for operating the current electronic health records system through the transition to Cerner cast doubt that overall projections are accurate.

VA Appoints First-Ever Artificial Intelligence Director

The move represents a broader push to improve veteran care through AI-enabled solutions.

White House Wants to Know How Tech Can Help Prevent Veteran Suicides

The Office of Science and Technology Policy is asking for the public to weigh in on its veteran suicide prevention strategy.