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Solving the Health Needs of Third World Countries

Solving the Health Needs of Third World Countries

Colonel Horvath is Board Certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine for 40 years. In this interview, he shares his opinion on the most pertinent health hazards facing combat and non-combat deployed troops today.

Past Attendee List

Past Attendee List

In this snapshot you will find the titles and agencies of the men and women who lead the effort to care for our veterans on a daily basis and who signed up to be in attendance at the last event. Will you be there to meet them this year?

Training Beyond the Uniform

Training Beyond the Uniform

In this exclusive interview with Combat & Casualty, MG Richard Thomas Commander (Outgoing) Western Regional Medical Command, Director (Incoming) Health Care Operations, Defense Health Agency talks about the primary advances to address the needs of combat casualties. In addition, MG Thomas discusses the challenges regarding lessons learned on today’s asymmetric battlefields

Every 65 Minutes, 1 Veteran Lost: National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide

Every 65 Minutes, 1 Veteran Lost: National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide

You may know that the Department of Veteran’s Affairs estimates a veteran takes his or her own life about once every sixty-five minutes on average. This alarming statistic highlights the stark reality of post-deployment healthcare, especially in rural areas. In the following IDGA exclusive interview, Alice Franks, speaks about the importance of rural based strategies, including community response teams, and her role as Co-Founder of the ‘National Alliance to End Veteran Suicides’.

Veterans Integrated Service Networks Past Attendee Heat Map

Veterans Integrated Service Networks Past Attendee Heat Map

IDGA's largest healthcare program, VA Healthcare Summit, has captured the attention of the industry. More then 100 professionals of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks attended. This map details the regions the attendees represented.

Do We Know Enough? Better Evidence for Combat Casualty Care

Do We Know Enough? Better Evidence for Combat Casualty Care

This article by CDR James V. Lawler, Deputy Director, JC2RT states the outcomes and improvements made by evidence based medicine (EBM). In addition, it will show you the importance on why clinical trials are essential for the continues development of combat casualty care

Telehealth: Developments and Advantages

Telehealth: Developments and Advantages

Dr. Ali Sonel, Chief of Staff at the Pittsburgh VAMC, discusses telehealth as it currently is utilized in the VA healthcare field, current applications underway in the implementation of telehealth, and next generation telehealth solutions and their benefits to veterans.
Pain Management Methods: Prescription Alternatives

Pain Management Methods: Prescription Alternatives

Dr. Donald McGeary, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, presents on underlying mechanisms of pain processing in military veterans, factors that contribute to the misuse and abuse of opioid medications, and how our knowledge of pain processing mechanisms and opioid misuse factors inform healthcare for pain management in the VA.
PTSD in Women Veterans

PTSD in Women Veterans

Tara E. Galovski, PhD is the Director of Women’s Health Sciences Division at the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System. She presents on analysis of exposure risks for women in combat, barriers to effective treatment and management for women, and intervention choices and successful navigation of the recovery process.
Veterans Affairs Healthcare Summit 2017

Veterans Affairs Healthcare Summit 2017

Here are some facts about the current state of VA healthcare, and some information on what you can look forward to at this years event!
VA by the Numbers

VA by the Numbers

Here is a glimpse into The President’s 2017 budget for Veterans Affairs as well as key investment areas, focus areas and some key facts and figures on where the department stands today.
New Techniques and Technology to Improve VA Healthcare

New Techniques and Technology to Improve VA Healthcare

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is exploring new techniques and technologies to enhance patient treatment and caregiver training, amid increasing demands from a mushrooming veteran population. In addition to meeting the needs of aging 20th century vets, the VA health care system is trying to cope with a surge of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts seeking physical and mental health services.
Veterans Are Great

Veterans Are Great

This is how great veterans are!
Providing Strategic Guidance at the VISN Level to Enhance Overall Patient Experience

Providing Strategic Guidance at the VISN Level to Enhance Overall Patient Experience

Dr. William Patterson, Network Director, VISN 15 discusses:

  • Identifying areas of improvement and creating effective policy measures to combat them
  • Establishing a culture of continuous improvement and transitioning the VA into a high performing organization
  • Implementing a shared vision across a region
Managing the Continued Improvement of Clinical Care in Today’s Veteran Population

Managing the Continued Improvement of Clinical Care in Today’s Veteran Population

Thomas Lynch, MD, Assistant Deputy USH for Clinical Operations and Management discusses:

  • Ensuring the delivery of exceptional care to the Veteran population
  • Streamlining operations to minimize preventable mistakes
Influenza Immunization: Helping to Prevent Disease in Older Adults

Influenza Immunization: Helping to Prevent Disease in Older Adults

Robert B. Belshe, MD, Dianna and J. Joseph Adorjan Endowed Professor of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine discusses:

  • The Impact of Influenza Disease in Seniors
  • The Impact of Influenza Vaccine in the Senior Population
  • Responding to a Need: Fluzone High-Dose (Influenza Vaccine)
  • The Post-Licensure Efficacy Study
  • Product Information and Summary of Key Points
Continuum of Care: Moving Health Services from DoD to VA

Continuum of Care: Moving Health Services from DoD to VA

One of the challenges of Veteran healthcare is the smooth transition of men and women from the DoD to VA health services. According to Dr Carie Rodgers, Associate Director, VA Center of Excellence, “we are working very hard to make sure returning military members know about VA services and know how to access those services”. This IDGA exclusive examines the latest updates and advancement being explored for the future of healthcare for Veterans, including the ability to reach Veterans in rural areas of the United States.

The Significance of the 13 Areas of Improvement for Veterans Affairs

The Significance of the 13 Areas of Improvement for Veterans Affairs

The dire need for improvement in the business processes within The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) has been a source of much discussion over the past few months. With the appointment of David Shulkin as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in February has come renewed hope and need for greater accountability. In his May 31st State of VA report, Shulkin detailed 13 areas within which the department will be working towards improvements.

Rauland Responder 5: The VA's Nurse Call Solution

Rauland Responder 5: The VA's Nurse Call Solution

As a proud GSA partner, Rauland believes in helping the VA to provide the best care possible for veterans. More than 100 VA hospitals rely on Rauland for their nurse call communications. Download this whitepaper to learn about how Rauland is helping the VA measure, evaluate, and benchmark quality and efficiency at medical centers nationwide.
Breakthrough in IV Safety

Breakthrough in IV Safety

IV catheter placement remains the most common invasive hospital procedure performed worldwide. This whitepaper summarizes the clinical research that established the operational capabilities of the ivWatch device, and formed the basis of the data submitted to the FDA in support of the ivWatch 510(k) Premarket Notification.

Salesforce: Patient Relationship Management with the Veteran Engagement Platform

Salesforce: Patient Relationship Management with the Veteran Engagement Platform

Most factors impacting health and life expectancy occur outside of the clinical setting. By engaging the Veteran in a holistic manner, the VA can deliver personalized care options. Salesforce explains how a Veteran-centric digital experience improves engagement and care plan adherence, resulting in better outcomes.