Military personnel (21 - 30 of 36 items)
VA Disability Benefits and Health Care: Providing Certain Services to the Seriously Injured Poses Challenges
GAO-05-444T: Published: Mar 17, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2005.
More than 10,000 U.S. military servicemembers, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, have been injured in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Those with serious physical and psychological injuries are initially treated at the Department of Defense's (DOD) major military treatment facilities (MTF). The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made provision of services to these ser...
VA and DOD Health Care: Efforts to Coordinate a Single Physical Exam Process for Servicemembers Leaving the Military
GAO-05-64: Published: Nov 12, 2004. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 2004.
Servicemembers who leave the military and file disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may be subject to potentially duplicative physical exams in order to meet requirements of both the Department of Defense's (DOD) military services and VA. To streamline the process for these servicemembers, the military services and VA have attempted to coordinate their physical exam requi...
Computer-Based Patient Records: VA and DOD Efforts to Exchange Health Data Could Benefit from Improved Planning and Project Management
GAO-04-687: Published: Jun 7, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 2004.
A critical element of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) information technology program is its continuing work with the Department of Defense (DOD) to achieve the ability to exchange patient health care information and create electronic medical records for use by veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their health care providers.While VA and DOD continue to move forward in agreeing to...
Veterans Affairs: Post-hearing Questions Regarding the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs Providing Seamless Health Care Coverage to Transitioning Veterans
GAO-04-294R: Published: Nov 25, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 2003.
The Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs requested that GAO respond to follow-up questions on its testimony on its report "Hand-off or Fumble: Are DOD and VA Providing Seamless Health Care Coverage to Transitioning Veterans?"GAO believes that strong leadership and appropriate follow-through are key to improving compliance with force protections and surveillance polici...
Computer-Based Patient Records: Short-Term Progress Made, but Much Work Remains to Achieve a Two-Way Data Exchange Between VA and DOD Health Systems
GAO-04-271T: Published: Nov 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2003.
For the past 5 years, the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense have been working to exchange health care data and create electronic records for veterans and active duty personnel. Such exchange is seen as a means of reducing the billions of dollars that the departments spend annually on health care services and making such data more readily accessible to those treating our country's approxi...
VA and Defense Health Care: Military Medical Surveillance Policies in Place, but Implementation Challenges Remain
GAO-02-478T: Published: Feb 27, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2002.
The Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently established a medical surveillance system to respond to the health care needs of both military personnel and veterans. A medical surveillance system involves the ongoing collection and analysis of uniform information on deployments, environmental health threats, disease monitoring, medical assessments, and medical...
VA and Defense Health Care: Progress and Challenges DOD Faces in Executing a Military Medical Surveillance System
GAO-02-173T: Published: Oct 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2001.
The Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) are establishing a medical surveillance system for the health care needs of military personnel and veterans. The system will collect and analyze information on deployments, environmental health threats, disease monitoring, medical assessments, and medical encounters. GAO has identified weaknesses in DOD's medical surveillance capability an...
VA Health Care: Better Integration of Services Could Improve Gulf War Veterans' Care
HEHS-98-197: Published: Aug 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) provision of health care services to Gulf War veterans, focusing on: (1) the number of veterans VA and the Department of Defense (DOD) report as suffering from Gulf War-related illnesses and the criteria used to identify these illnesses; (2) how VA diagnoses, counsels, treats, and monitors Gul...
VA Health Care: Persian Gulf Dependents' Medical Exam Program Ineffectively Carried Out
HEHS-98-108: Published: Mar 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) implementation of the Persian Gulf Spouse and Children Examination Program, focusing on: (1) outreach efforts; (2) obstacles to family members' participation; and (3) contracting issues.GAO noted that: (1) the Persian Gulf Spouse and Children Examination Program has faced numerous implementation problems tha...
Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-12(1): Published: Feb 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care issue area as of February 2, 1998...