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VA selects 18 medical facilities to start ‘high reliability’ journey

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the selection of 18 medical centers that will lead the way in the department’s efforts to transform the nation’s largest integrated health care system into a high reliability Read More

Proposed Myrtle Beach VA clinic receives final approval from city leaders

A new Veterans Affairs clinic in Myrtle Beach is closer to becoming reality after receiving final approval from city leaders. The new designs for the VA clinic were approved Thursday afternoon by the Myrtle Beach Community Appearance ... Read More

U.S. Medical Device Market Reaches $156 Billion Mark

Medical technology is an area where the U.S. companies are at the forefront. In fact, according to recent industry publication the: “U.S. remains the largest medical device market in the world, with a market size of around $156 ... Read More

Defense Health Agency leaders dominant at annual conference

Several Defense Health Agency leaders spoke at this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Global Conference and Exhibition. The annual HIMSS event was Feb. 11-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in ... Read More

Global Health Engagement at Flintlock 2019

Under a hot, dry African sun at Camp Zagre, a small military camp near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, medics from the Burkinabe military quickly respond to a Flintlock exercise scenario. A fellow soldier was wounded during a ground ... Read More

Keesler Medical Center sees efficiencies, improved care under Defense Health Agency

Army Maj. Gen. Ronald J. Place, Defense Health Agency (DHA), Director for the National Capital Region Medical Directorate, visited Keesler Medical Center Feb 12-13. This was his second visit to Keesler since the medical center’s ... Read More

Secretary Wilkie testifies that VA will accelerate disability benefits claims processing for Purple Heart Medal recipients

Today at a congressional hearing VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced that effective in April, it will provide priority disability benefits claims processing for the initial claims from discharged combat Veterans who have been awarded ... Read More

City of Ozark could land proposed 175-bed Veterans Affairs assisted-living facility

Care for local veterans and the local economy could receive a massive boost if Veterans Affairs determines it will build an assisted living facility in Ozark. Dale County Commission Chairman Mark Blankenship said several interested ... Read More

Military health care transitions to new life support training provider

The Military Health System is in the process of transitioning from the American Heart Association resuscitation training – basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support – to American Red Cross ... Read More

The Army Wants Virtual Health Tech That Works Under Any Conditions

A new office within the Army, the Virtual Health Research Task Area, has been charged with looking at how virtual health capabilities are advancing and how those technologies can be deployed on the battlefield. The new research area ... Read More

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