• Continue reading VA uses innovative means to help reduce diabetic limb loss

    November 16, 2019

    The Podimetrics Mat, a new medical device that could prevent limb loss in Veterans with diabetes, is now in use at 15 VA medical centers. The mat uses thermographic monitoring of a patient’s feet to identify early onset of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), which can lead to limb loss if not detected early.

  • Continue reading New video series teaches Veterans how to file disability claims online

    November 12, 2019

    VA is transforming the way Veterans learn about and apply for benefits through a new video tutorial highlighting the digital Disability Compensation Benefits Claims tool released earlier this year.

  • Continue reading Veterans can now access information through Health Records on iPhone

    November 7, 2019

    VA is rolling out nationwide access for Veterans to their VA health data, alongside their health records from other health care providers, in the Health Records section of the Health app for iPhone.

  • Continue reading Partnership for Public Service credits VA for customer experience improvements

    October 31, 2019

    The study also credits improved Veteran trust of the department to recent customer experience programs within the Veterans Health Administration. In September 2019, 88% of Veterans nationwide said they “trust the VA for their health care needs” when responding to an outpatient health care survey, up from 85% two years earlier. The percentage of Veterans who said they trust the VA to fulfill our country’s commitment to Veterans increased to 72% in April 2019, from 59% in July 2016.

  • Continue reading VA employees among federal government workers honored with 2019 Sammies awards

    October 18, 2019

    Two VA employees were awarded the 2019 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) Oct. 16 for career achievement and excellence in management by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service.

  • Continue reading Veterans Legacy Memorial honors deceased Veterans online

    August 23, 2019

    The Veterans Legacy Memorial, the country's first digital platform dedicated entirely to memory preservation for the 3.7 million Veterans interred [...]

  • Continue reading VA enhances research and education efforts related to airborne hazards and burn pit exposure

    July 26, 2019

    VA recently established the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence (AHBPCE) as part of its ongoing efforts to improve health care for Veterans.

  • Continue reading VA researchers receive top award for early-career scientists

    July 25, 2019

    Four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers will receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

  • Continue reading VA overhauls religious and spiritual symbol policies to protect religious liberty

    July 3, 2019

    The move aims to simplify and clarify policies governing religious symbols, and spiritual and pastoral care, which have been interpreted inconsistently.

  • Continue reading VA Secretary: One-sided hearing puts HVAC bipartisanship at risk

    June 25, 2019

    Today, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie released a letter he wrote to House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs [...]

  • Continue reading VA’s Vet Centers to host open houses to celebrate initiative’s 40th anniversary

    June 13, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will host open houses during the month of June to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its Vet Centers

  • Continue reading VA receives awards for innovation in health IT

    June 12, 2019

    Nine VA programs focused on improving Veterans’ experiences and business processes win accolades at the FedHealthIT Innovation Awards.