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Unveiling shows VA’s simulation work to provide better Veteran care

You have reached MVPvets. Please register with MVPvets.org to begin the process of re-careering into a health innovation career, and to take advantage of the many services available to you…”. A crowd of people gathered ... Read More

VA receives awards for innovation in health IT

For the second year, nine U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs were recognized for innovations in federal health technology during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Initiatives ranging from text messages to remind ... Read More

VA increases contracting with Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie today announced an increase to the department’s goals for contracting with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB). For fiscal ... Read More

President’s Budget Confirms Plans for Drastic Reduction in Military Medical Positions

Sometimes, you have to play detective. For example, combing through the fine print of the president’s annual budget submission, poring over budget tables (lots of numbers), spotting subtle nuances buried within the explanatory ... Read More

Medical Device Industry Revenues Should Outpace Healthcare Field

The U.S. markets are bullish on the future of the medical device markets. In addition to projections that postulate that: “In 2024, the total medical technology revenue globally is expected be nearly $600 billion U.S. ... Read More

VA offers $15 million in grant funding to support adaptive sports for disabled Veterans

Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the availability of up to approximately $15 million in grants for community organizations that provide adaptive sports, including therapeutic recreational opportunities for ... Read More

DoD testing secure cloud to help small contractors protect data

The Pentagon still has deep concerns about thefts of sensitive Defense data from contractor systems. But it’s concluded that simply using contract terms to order firms to improve their security isn’t going to do the job. So the ... Read More

FDA outlines new device priorities in budget justification report

Dive Brief: FDA identified new regulatory priorities for medical devices in its fiscal 2020 budget justification document, including proposals to safeguard against shortages of essential devices and to compel manufacturers to address ... Read More

FDA ramps up scrutiny of materials in medical devices

The FDA said today it has begun more closely scrutinizing the roles of certain materials associated with harm to patients who have breast implants, nitinol-containing devices, metal-on-metal hip implants and devices made from ... Read More

VA strengthens care and benefits for Veterans with $220 billion budget

President Donald J. Trump is proposing a total of $220.2 billion in his fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a 9.6 percent increase above fiscal 2019. “The budget request will ensure the ... Read More

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