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MEET SECRETARY DAVID SHULKIN
President Trump and Secretary Shulkin announce Veteran telehealth initiatives designed to provide greater access and care
President Trump and Secretary Shulkin announced three initiatives that will expand access to health care for Veterans across the country. Using telehealth technology and mobile applications, the VA will connect with more Veterans to provide services where they live.
The VA expands transparency and accountability efforts
Secretary Shulkin announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a further step on transparency and accountability as a follow-on to the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act signed by President Trump. The department is making public a list of adverse employee actions taken since January 20. This information is posted at va.gov/accountability and will be updated weekly.
Secretary Shulkin unveils world’s most advanced commercial prosthesis
Dr. Shulkin, M.D. unveiled the world’s most advanced commercial prosthetic — the Life Under Kinetic Evolution (LUKE) arm — during a visit to the VA New York Harbor Health Care System’s Manhattan campus.
The VA makes wait times for patients transparent for Veterans
Veteran Affairs is taking unprecedented steps to increase transparency. The VA launched a new Access and Quality Tool that provides Veterans with an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand way of accessing patient wait time and quality of care data. This tool not only provides Veterans with more information about VA services, it increases accountability and ensures VA is held to a higher standard.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Secretary Shulkin joined President Trump at the White House last week to make a major announcement on Telehealth. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
COMING UP THIS MONTH
This month, Secretary Shulkin will be attending the American Legion National Convention, as well as visiting the VA medical facilities in Nevada and Montana. In September, the Secretary will speak to the National Association of State Directors for Veterans Affairs.
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