VA Establishes Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization to Support Transition From Legacy Patient Data System

Focused on ensuring a successful transition from a legacy patient data system, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the recent establishment of the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM). Launched in late June, OEHRM will manage the preparation, deployment and maintenance of VA’s new electronic health-care record system and the health information […]

VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals Using Innovative Tools to Make a Record Number of Decisions

Strengthened by innovative tools, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently issued a record number of decisions for Veterans appealing their disability benefits claims. As of July 11, VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals has issued more than 64,025 decisions for fiscal year 2018, a record high tied to several efficiency innovations, including a new […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 July 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Transgender Troops [19] —- (Opposition to Trump’s Enlistment Ban) 05 == NATO Defense Spending [01] —- (Germany U.S. Troop Withdrawal Analysis) 06 == NATO Defense Spending [02] —- (70 to 90% Paid for by U.S.) 07 == Commissary Alcohol Sales —- (12 U.S. Stores to start […]

VA Partnership with National Cancer Institute Will Boost Veteran Access to Clinical Trials

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has formed a partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) which will provide more access to the latest treatment options for VA patients with cancer. “Strategic partnerships, such as this one with the National Cancer Institute, allow VA to leverage the strengths of both organizations to […]

Aimed at Suicide Prevention, VA Shares Winners of Its ‘Gun Safety Matters Challenge’

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently selected three winners in its Gun Safety Matters Challenge, an open-innovation contest to develop cost-effective solutions for firearm storage, which Veterans and their families or friends could use to prevent suicide, injury or accidents. With solutions from private industry and academia, as well as talented individuals who care […]

VA’s new ‘ChooseVA’ campaign highlights Veteran benefits and services, aims to attract and retain employees

Emphasizing a multitude of benefits and services to its 9 million Veteran customers, as well as promoting the organization as a great place to work, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) kicked off its new “ChooseVA” marketing campaign July 5. “We know from a recent research study as well as feedback from Veterans who use VA benefits […]

VA Releases State-level Veteran Suicide Data, National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released state-level Veteran suicide data today as a follow-up to its 2015 National Suicide Data Report, which was released on June 18. Alongside the state data sheets, VA also published the National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide, a strategic framework for the nation’s collective efforts to prevent Veteran suicide […]

Award-winning VA video series, The American Veteran, receives 2017 regional Emmy Award

A video story produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs –  focusing on a Navy Veteran and comedian who recovered from a possible career-ending stroke in 2016 with the help of VA doctors and therapists – received an Emmy Award at a ceremony June 23 in Bethesda, Maryland. The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National […]

Modern Healthcare Magazine Recognizes VA’s Top Physician as one of 2018’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) top physician, Dr. Carolyn Clancy, who leads VA’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA), was named by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of 2018’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in an announcement June 18. “This is yet another great testament to Dr. Clancy’s work ethic and devotion to our nation’s Veterans,” […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 July 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == DoD Blended Retirement System [02] —- (Projected Lump Sum Take Rates) 06 == B-52’s [04] —- (Bomb Weight Capability to be Quadrupled) 07 == DPRK Nuclear Weapons [22] —- (Trump | Still An Extraordinary Threat) 07 == Commissary/Exchange Merger —- (Task Force Analysis to Start in […]