Berkeley Lab: Berkeley Lab Team Uses Deep Learning to Help Veterans Administration Address Suicide Risks

Berkeley Lab: Berkeley Lab Team Uses Deep Learning to Help Veterans Administration Address Suicide Risks. “Researchers in the Computational Research Division (CRD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are applying deep learning and analytics to electronic health record (EHR) data to help the Veterans Administration (VA) address a host of medical and psychological challenges affecting many of the nation’s 700,000 military veterans.”

UC Riverside News: Veterans history project receives VA funding through 2020

UC Riverside News: Veterans history project receives VA funding through 2020. “After a successful pilot year, the initiative, titled ‘Along the Chaparral: Memorializing the Enshrined,’ will continue for an additional two years, supported by a new contract worth $398,659 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration. “

US Department of Veterans Affairs: New database provides info on VA health care providers

US Department of Veterans Affairs: New database provides info on VA health care providers. “‘Getting to Know You’ is a song from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, ‘The King and I.’ If you’ve ever wanted to get to know more about your VA health care providers, VA’s new ‘Our Providers’ website is the place to find out! The website… offers a directory of more than 40,000 full time and part time VA health care providers who are independently licensed to provide care to Veterans, and who may be a member of your treatment team.”

US VA: VA Makes Wait Times for Patients Transparent for Veterans: New online tool is first of its kind

From the US Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Makes Wait Times for Patients Transparent for Veterans: New online tool is first of its kind. “The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking unprecedented steps to increase transparency. Today, 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. … The tool allows Veterans to access the average times patients are waiting to be seen in their local area; how Veterans describe their experiences scheduling primary- and specialty-care appointments at specific VA facilities; timeliness of appointments for care needed right away; and the quality of health care delivered at VA medical centers compared with local private-sector hospitals.”

UCF: VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans

From the University of Central Florida: VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans. “A University of Central Florida team of scholars has been awarded a $290,000 contract from the National Cemetery Administration, an agency of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to archive the stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery for a new generation of students. UCF is one of three universities selected to launch the NCA’s Veterans Legacy Program.”