Tag: Veterans Affairs


Mini-biographies help clinicians connect with patients

June 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Bob Hall was recovering from yet another surgery in March 2014 when a volunteer walked into his hospital room. It had been a rocky recovery since his lung transplant three months earlier at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital […]

News, Regulatory

How the government shutdown affects health programs

January 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There seems to be no end in sight for the current partial government shutdown, the third since the beginning of the Trump administration. For the vast majority of the federal government’s public health efforts, though, it’s business as usual. That’s […]


DoD-VA EHR interoperability needs a single point of accountability

September 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

If the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are to succeed in creating interoperable electronic health record systems, an Interagency Program Office must clearly define its role and responsibilities. That’s the contention of members of Congress and a Government Accountability […]


Drug industry spent millions to squelch talk about high drug prices

December 19, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Facing bipartisan hostility over high drug prices in an election year, the pharma industry’s biggest trade group boosted revenue by nearly a fourth last year and spread the millions collected among hundreds of lobbyists, politicians and patient groups, new filings […]