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New VA tool uses artificial intelligence to predict COVID-19 patient mortality

Now, in what Strebel calls the “most significant” work in his seven-year VA career, he’s developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence to calculate the risk of a COVID-19 patient dying within 120 days of diagnosis. The hope is that clinicians can use those predictions to improve the treatment of their patients.

By |July 1st, 2021|Coronavirus, Research|Comments Off on New VA tool uses artificial intelligence to predict COVID-19 patient mortality

You Asked, We Answered: What do I need to know about the Delta variant of COVID-19?

What do I need to know about the Delta variant of COVID-19? You asked, we're answering.

By |June 29th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Inside Veterans Health|57 Comments

VA Puget Sound brings COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans experiencing homelessness or housing instability

In late 2020, Seattle’s VA Puget Sound Health Care System contacted community partners, such as homeless shelters, transitional housing programs and permanent housing programs to help get the COVID-19 vaccine directly to Veterans in need, such as those experiencing homelessness or those experiencing housing instability.

By |June 16th, 2021|Coronavirus, Veterans Homelessness|Comments Off on VA Puget Sound brings COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans experiencing homelessness or housing instability

Serving Veterans in the time of COVID-19: OIT tools to the rescue

In the time of COVID-19, Veterans especially need to be able to count on  VA. That’s why an important goal of VA’s Office of Information and Technology (OIT) has been and continues to be using technology in ways that make accessing VA services increasingly more seamless, effective, efficient and easy for Veterans.

By |June 14th, 2021|Coronavirus, Technology|1 Comment

Amid shortage of face masks, researchers explore 3D options to guard against COVID-19, other infectious diseases

A newly published study evaluated how well the 3D masks perform, with a focus on the filter materials used to block out airborne particles and liquid contaminants. The project team found a wide range of filter efficiency in the 3D masks, including some filters that met or closely approached the criteria needed to make a typical N95. Others did not filter nearly as well when matched up against the N95.

By |June 3rd, 2021|Coronavirus, Research|Comments Off on Amid shortage of face masks, researchers explore 3D options to guard against COVID-19, other infectious diseases

You Asked, We Answered: COVID-19 Vaccine: What do I need to know about variants?

Your COVID-19 questions answered. VA is listening to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and hosting a blog series providing answers.

By |May 24th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Top Stories|4 Comments

Veterans: Living in a foreign country? Get your COVID-19 vaccine reimbursed

Veterans eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program can receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the country they reside and be reimbursed by VA. Here are the instructions, forms and information.

By |May 23rd, 2021|#VetResources, Coronavirus, Health, Top Stories|4 Comments
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