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Federal Health Care Center: VA and DOD Need to Develop Better Information to Monitor Operations and Improve Efficiency
GAO-17-197: Published: Jan 23, 2017. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2017.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) evaluation to determine whether the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) should continue operating as an integrated facility or revert to a “joint venture” included conducting both separate and joint reviews. As an integrated facility, the FHCC has a unified governance structure, workforce, and b...
DOD and VA Health Care: Actions Needed to Help Ensure Appropriate Medication Continuation and Prescribing Practices
GAO-16-158: Published: Jan 5, 2016. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 2016.
The Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) have collaborated to develop clinical practice guidelines for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). The mild TBI guideline does not include recommendations based on scientific evidence regarding the use of medications to treat symptoms because of...
Centers of Excellence: DOD and VA Need Better Documentation of Oversight Procedures
GAO-16-54: Published: Dec 2, 2015. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 2015.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has developed criteria to designate an entity as a Defense Center of Excellence (COE), but the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has not. Health-focused COEs are intended to bring together treatment, research, and education to support health provider competencies; identify gaps in medical research and coordinate research effor...
Veterans' Disability Benefits: VA Can Improve Its Procedures for Obtaining Military Service Records
GAO-07-98: Published: Dec 12, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2006.
The Ranking Democratic Member, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, asked GAO to determine (1) whether VA's internal assessments indicate its regional offices are complying with the requirements of the Veterans Claims Assistance Act (VCAA) of 2000 for obtaining military service records for veterans' disability compensation claims and (2) whether VBA could improve its procedures for obtaining mili...
Information Technology: Benefits Realized for Selected Health Care Functions
GAO-04-224: Published: Oct 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2003.
The rapidly rising costs of health care, along with an increasing concern for the quality of care and the safety of patients, are driving health care organizations to use information technology (IT) to automate clinical care operations and their associated administrative functions. Among its other functions, IT is now being used for electronic medical records, order management and results reportin...
Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care Issues: Issue Area Plan for Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-98-21: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care issue area plan for fiscal years 1998-2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) opportunities to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) existing health care systems' and VA's benefit programs' management and accountability; (2) efforts to structurally reform the VA and DOD health care an...