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Archive for July 2013
Two years ago, the White House issued its National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, a comprehensive plan designed to help increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.
Study Suggests Overtreatment by Cardiologists, Undertreatment by PCPs
PALO ALTO, CA - Cardiologists may overtreat veterans newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, while primary care physicians may undertreat them, according to research recently published in the American Heart Journal.
ATLANTA - Age shouldn’t be a factor in how patients are treated at the VA after experiencing a stroke.
BETHESDA, MD - Ann Marie Nelson, MD, FASCP, a senior member of the Joint Pathology Center (JPC) in Bethesda, MD - the federal government’s premier pathology reference center supporting the Military Health System, DoD and other federal agencies - recently was presented with the International Academy of Pathology’s Gold Medal Award.
WASHINGTON - A new Military Health System governance model expected to be in place by Oct. 1should result in cost savings, according to DoD officials.
PITTSBURGH, PA - Should some aspects of VA’s drug formulary be used as a model for the U.S. Medicare system?
WASHINGTON - After months of speculation about whether and when furloughs would go into effect, thousands of DoD civilian employees - including those working in the Military Health System - are expected to feel the brunt of unpaid furloughs this month.
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation relaxing the evidentiary standards that must be met for veterans who file VA benefit claims for mental health conditions linked to military sexual trauma (MST).
WASHINGTON - Responding to reports that VA computers have been repeatedly hacked since 2010 by foreign entities, a VA official defended the agency’s efforts to protect data about millions of veterans and more than 300,000 VA employees.
WASHINGTON - DoD will examine commercial software as the next step in its search for an electronic health record system and not merely adopt the current Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) system used by VA, the agency recently announced.
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