Virtual future of medicine

Virtual future of medicine

Last month, the Madigan Army Medical Center opened its new Virtual Critical Care Center (VC3). “It is a location where telecritical clinicians (nurses, doctors, and someday other specialties like pharmacists, respiratory therapists and nutritionists) can use...
VA Announces New Acting Secretary, Retirement of Deputy Secretary

VA Announces New Acting Secretary, Retirement of Deputy Secretary

Today, the White House named Peter O’Rourke as Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. O’Rourke previously served as VA Chief of Staff and prior to that as executive director of VA’s Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection....
VA Choice program won’t run out of money this week

VA Choice program won’t run out of money this week

Patients using the Veterans Affairs Choice program for medical care won’t see appointments interrupted in the next two weeks, even if it takes the White House a few extra days to sign new funding for the service into law. VA officials repeatedly warned this month that...
Lawmakers eye more dramatic management changes at VA

Lawmakers eye more dramatic management changes at VA

House lawmakers on Tuesday hinted at continued dramatic shake-ups at Veterans Affairs in months to come, this time taking aim at the department’s health management structure for a complete overhaul. Republicans and Democrats on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee...
Veterans Affairs Trumps States Rights With Telehealth Expansion Laws

Veterans Affairs Trumps States Rights With Telehealth Expansion Laws

The Department of Veterans Affairs just passed a new federal regulation to allow its doctors, nurses and other health care providers to administer care to veterans using telehealth or other virtual technology to anywhere in the United States that trumps states rights....