US Department of Veterans Affairs

By Dave Muoio 11:50 am November 20, 2019
The US Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a regional rollout that it will make a connected device for diabetic foot ulcer detection available to veterans across the country as of December 1. The platform, developed by Somerville, Massachusetts-based Podimetrics, is already being used at 15 of the department’s medical centers, and according to the VA will also be included in an...
By Jonah Comstock 03:16 pm June 22, 2016
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has been accused of misusing $51.9 million in government appropriations to fund the development and rollout of its suite of mobile health apps, MeriTalk reported, citing an unreleased preliminary inspector general report. According to MeriTalk, when the VA launched its family caregiver app initiative in 2012, the department had insufficient IT funds, partly...
By Aditi Pai 10:52 am November 10, 2015
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employs a few key principles to engage its population with mobile health tools, according to Dr. Neil Evans, co-director of the VA connected health department who spokes at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference this week. One of the principles the VA focuses on, though Evans admits it is a very basic one, is knowing its customer. "Our customer is the...
By Neil Versel 04:20 pm August 6, 2012
Medical device maker Welch Allyn said Monday that its products have become the first wireless vital-signs monitors to pass rigorous U.S. government security standards for use in federal healthcare facilities. Two Welch Allyn products, the Connex Vital Signs Monitor 6500 Series and Connex Integrated Wall System 8500 Series, have earned Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1...
By Brian Dolan 10:51 am January 4, 2012
About 76 percent of small- and medium-sized medical and dentals offices plan to purchase tablets in the next year, according to research firm NPD Group's recently published Third Quarter SMB Technology Report. What's more, these practices expect to spend about $6,800 on tablets, NPD told DOTmed news. NPD conducted the survey in September 2011. NPD's report has a much broader focus. The key...