Past speaker Robin R. Hemphill, MD, MPH Acting, ADUSH for Quality, Safety, Value & VHA Chief Patient Safety & Risk Awareness Officer, discussed fostering high reliability in healthcare at our sister event.
Past speaker Ricky Lemmon - Acting VHA Chief Procurement and Logistics Officer broke down the expenditures and processes at his organizations in this presentation given at our sister event.
Past speaker Anthony Montagnolo, COO of the ECRI Institute, discusses the operations of his organization and the work they do with VA Healthcare in this past presentation given at our sister event.
Q&A with Dr. Araujo Lorenzo, Executive Director, Substance Abuse Clinic Oklahoma VAMC, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Lack of income. Lack of social or family support. Living in remote areas. Lack of transportation. Lack of Communication. Delays in scheduling appointments for new patients at medical centers. These are just a few reasons why Veterans don't seek help for their substance abuse issues, which have now become an endemic across the nation. Read on.
In this exclusive interview with Combat & Casualty, MG Richard Thomas Commander (Outgoing) Western Regional Medical Command, Director (Incoming) Health Care Operations, Defense Health Agency talks about the primary advances to address the needs of combat casualties. In addition, MG Thomas discusses the challenges regarding lessons learned on today’s asymmetric battlefields.
This case study, provided by Datapipe, discusses how the U.S. Federal Government imposed changes to health care reimbursements, and how these new mandates propelled Presidio to transform their business model into a more technology-enabled services company.
A presentation given by Allison Kumar, Sr. Program Manager, at EMCM on supporting activities that will boost CDRH knowledge, build inter governmental partnerships, and expedite medical device innovation. She provides a view of FDAs organizational structure, medical Products of interest, benefit of collaborating with FDA, what Regulatory Science is and more!
This paper addresses the functional and cost advantages of single use ophthalmic lens for both clinic and surgical functions. These lenses are the first in the category to provide a solution to Joint Commission infection control standards while decreasing the need for reusable medical equipment. The paper provides a cost-benefit analysis based on the VA hospital model. Discussion over the benefits of single use optics as well as the risks associated with reusable lenses is included.
One of the challenges of Veteran healthcare is the smooth transition of men and women from the DoD to VA health services. According to Dr Carie Rodgers, Associate Director, VA Center of Excellence, “we are working very hard to make sure returning military members know about VA services and know how to access those services”. This IDGA exclusive examines the latest updates and advancement being explored for the future of healthcare for Veterans, including the ability to reach Veterans in rural areas of the United States.
Can IT Improve Military Healthcare Providers Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Healthcare Teams, Communications And Handoffs
LTC Derrick C. Glymph, Chief Anesthetist 4224th USAH, US Army Reserves and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Nurse Anesthetist Practice, speaks about problems with information sharing and handoffs, Implementation of the HUDDLE in military healthcare, Effective HUDDLE intervention on attitudes of providers toward interprofessional teams and the use of checklist and standard communication tools to improve patient safety
Update on HIT Policy: Quick Scan of the Environment, Meaningful Use, Pragmatism, Federal Health Architecture
The policies and activities that most affect VA thinking is presented in this past presentation by David S. Muntz, SVP & CIO of the GetWellNetwork.