In an effort to provide better service to veterans, VA needs to hold supervising physicians accountable for the agreements with medical schools, which have changed greatly since World War II. Perhaps publishing salaries of highly compensated physicians and administrators, such as the university professors who appear to be paid for favors, not work. Sometimes, the VA seems to pay for "greasing palms" rather than service,... more »
Other OpenGov Ideas & Information Resources Rather than post each of my "OpenGov" Ideas at 27 different websites, I have posted them at the GSA's website (since they are in the forefront of the OpenGov initiative). So, by this notice, the members of the OpenGov Team for your agency have been informed of those ideas. (At least, now, you can't say you were unaware of them.) http://opengsa.ideascale.com/a/pmd/29640-6960... more »
Maybe we should start a summer VA Clinic for disabled Veterans. Write and tell me what you think.
VA Kicks Off Disabled Veterans Winter Clinic More than 400 with Disabilities Expected in Colorado WASHINGTON (March 19, 2010) - More than 400 injured Veterans have signed up to take part in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., the largest adaptive event of its kind in the world, scheduled from March 28 through April 2. "This VA Winter Clinic is an extension of the superb... more »
WHAT Urge governments to publish granular permalinks for all documents on their websites. WHY * Enable citizens to reliably cite government websites on their personal blogs, on public sites like Wikipedia, or elsewhere. * Provide unique identifiers that enable aggregation of citations. * Make the civic discourse surrounding government websites more discoverable. HOW * An easy-to-deploy archival... more »
It would be a big help to the VA and all veterans and associated systems and backlogs, if the VA could track veterans pending claims and appeals online with a tracking system like UPS or FEDEX, or some of the large online retailers. If the veteran can simply see that him claim is in the system and is in some stage of processing, that would save the VA tons of time to do other things, because there would be no need to... more »
this past week - i took my mother to the va medical center in dallas for a routine appointment - (which she went to) we went back to her standard clinic and wanted a doctor or nurse or someone to look at a wound that is not healing. she has poor circulation, and has been hospitalized before for wound care when she was in a nursing home; i did not want a repeat of that. you would think by the response of some of... more »
Some clerks at Hines VA (Hines, IL) have been in their positions forever -- and some of them have dreadful manner and behaviors. It's offensive and a real drag... Conversely while visiting Orlando, FL I was just amazed at the enthusiasm, morale, and "service attitude" I experienced in the Orange Clinic. I think at one point N. Chgo VA was rotating some of their people. Can see at least some of the pros and cons here.... more »
The VA Hospitals are exempt from being put in a law suit. That should not be, If someone in the VA Hospitals make a major mistake that did or could have caused harm to that Veteran and family they should be held accountable. But as it sits the Attorney's for the VA Hospitals tell you all you can get is ZERO to $300.00 for their mistake. And I notice if one VA has trouble with an employee they tranfer he or she to another... more »
Presently, VA Medical Centers do not provide Veterans with bedside access to the Internet. Apparently, this is not an authorized use of VA bandwidth and network access. Why not provide Internet service to Veterans in VA Medical Centers by using donated funds and equipment? This is a great way to help Veterans by setting them up with a means to use the Internet while they are in a VA Medical Center. VA would need... more »
Nearly 75% of veterans do not know their complete benefits available to them. My company has created a unique veteran outreach program featuring our interactive kiosks. I have included a web link below for you to preview the program kiosks as well. http://www.meisseproductions.com/veteran/index.html The Veteran Outreach Program: The specific goal for the Veteran Outreach Program is to educate veterans and... more »
I have been fighting the VA for over 24 years on a claim. I have about 2 or three claims in now with the Order of the Purple Heart in North Little rock AR, The Va in little Rock has been sitting on these claims for way over 90 days and all i get is thet they are in for Rating. I call the 1-800 number and they are not up to date with information so to me that is wasting vets time. I am not getting any younger and my health... more »
It is very confusing for Vet's to manage there meds on line when we go to order refills on linebecause there is no name for the medication only a number. at my last viist to the VA the Doc. delete meds I don't take and renewed the old ones. when I whent to reorder my meds I could not find the number that I had been using. I had to call my Doc. to conferm the meds that were there they only see a name and nopt a number.... more »
Learning about Federal employees who have disabilities, and taking proper action to take care of these matters.
There is no statutory procedure to follow nor are there any VA application FORMS published so that groups of toxic exposure veterans can file for, and expeditiously receive, Presumption Service Connected statusing for hazardous exposure causations. We are all klunking around out here shuffling from one place to the next trying to hook into just the process itself. An Act of Congress doesn't cut it for medical... more »