Improving Quality of Care
Improving the quality of care provided at VA medical centers is one of the department's top priorities. As the nation's largest health network, VA is constantly looking for ways to serve Veterans in the best, most efficient and most cost-effective way possible.
One way VA has been able to improve quality of care is by embracing new technologies. Over the past several years, VA has been able to reduce duplicated tests and medication errors and save money by incorporating:
But finding newer, better ways to treat a condition is just half of the plan.
In January 2012, VA also established the Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation. This new office works to develop personal, patient-centered models of care for Veterans who receive health care services at VA medical centers.
By implementing new technologies and reinforcing a patient-centered approach to treatment, VA will continue to be a national health care leader.