Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

By using AI, the VA dramatically decreased claims processing intake times, official says

by • 2 days ago

The VA's benefits administration went from taking 10 days to sort the mail to about half a day. "We are happy to talk about how good we are," its administrator said.

Better communication still needed on VA’s EHR push, congressional watchdog says

by • 4 weeks ago

The VA still needs to improve its internal communications about the massive EHR program it is undertaking to better include stakeholder viewpoints, a GAO found.

VA expanding telehealth care to rural cancer patients with new grant

by • 4 weeks ago

With a new grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, the VA is advancing its teleoncology services by bringing cancer counseling to rural veterans.

How VA improved its IT with $2B in emergency coronavirus funding

by • 1 month ago

The VA is "putting every penny of" the more than $2 billion it received for things like telework and telehealth to "effective use," VA CIO James Gfrerer said.

VA is latest to turn to Palantir as agencies hone real-time coronavirus surveillance systems

by • 2 months ago

The nearly $5 million contract covers a subscription to the Gotham data-sharing software. The Veterans Health Administration will use it to track and analyze COVID-19 outbreak areas.

VA moves benefits hearings online following passage of new modernization act

by • 2 months ago

The VA is moving more services online. A recent law allowed veterans to appear before benefit hearings remotely.

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