July 31, 2014

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Asks NARA for Help Scanning Massive Backlog of Disability Claims

From NextGov: The Veterans Affairs Department has reached an agreement with the National Archives and Records Administration to help it scan disability claims into its electronic Veterans Benefits Management System, VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker told reporters today. VA will roll out a paperless Veterans Benefit Management System at 16 regional offices by September […]

New Online Database: U.S. Veterans: VA Disability Database by State or ZIP Code

From the Lake Wylie Pilot: McClatchy [news publisher] analyzed a Department of Veterans Affairs database that details each of the 3.2 million veterans receiving monthly disability payments. You can search by state or zip code to see the number of veterans on the VA’s disability rolls broken down by period of war. You can also […]

New Resource: NLM and Department of Veterans Affairs Launch Online Registry of Biomedical Informatics Tools (ORBIT)

From the National Library of Medicine: The widespread adoption of electronic medical records makes it possible to more effectively learn from and improve clinical care. A significant challenge is the development and wide spread diffusion of tools that make it possible to aggregate, structure, and analyze medical record data. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), […]