Much is happening in the world of VA healthcare and new, emerging technologies have a large part to play in the future provision of care to US veterans. Telehealth systems are providing realtime care to veterans across the US - something which is invaluable to those in rural areas with immediate effect. The integration of video services and healthcare records into smartphone apps provides better access for both professionals and veterans. In the coming years, the use of AI to analyze vast data and healthcare records has the potential to diagnose conditions and allow early prevention of diseases. This kind of research could prove to be vital for the health of veterans and the general public at large.
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Ahead of VA Healthcare 2019, taking place this May 13th – 15th in National Harbor, Maryland, we created a breakdown of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ total budget for 2019, which is a $12.1 billion increase from FY18. The 2019 budget includes significant reforms, internal offsets, and improved efficiencies to provide veterans with the care they deserve and improve the management of resources. The budget will fully enable VA to operate the largest integrated health care system in the country, delivering health care to over 9.3 million enrolled veterans.
This interactive presentation will guide you through the key process improvements laid out by the VA, as they work to maintain internal systems and strengthen integrated outside networks.
The VA Mission Act of 2018, signed into law by President Trump on June 6, 2018, is designed to significantly improve veteran access to VA healthcare. The VA Mission Act tackles in-network and non-VA healthcare issues, veterans’ homes, access to walk-in VA care, prescription drug procedures, and much more. The $52 billion Mission Act paves the way for a major overhaul of how the Department of Veterans Affairs provides access for veterans to receive care in the private sector.
A lot of veteran programs worldwide face similar challenges to the U.S., often with lesser budgets. Prior to the VA Healthcare Summit in May, we have highlighted the recent developments taking place in veteran programs across the globe. This whitepaper takes a look at Canada, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. Glancing at the latest developments and "best practices" of other countries could help to inspire new policies for U.S. veterans.