NBC Washington reports that the Department of Veteran Affairs reduced the veterans’ claims backlog by 900 cases between October 1 and October 16 despite the government shutdown. Read more.
eWEEK reports that the VA is conducting a study to see whether iPads with apps designed to manage veteran care will help post-9/11 veteran caregivers. The goal is to provide family caregivers with better support, according to the VA director of Web and mobile solutions. Read more.
Bloomberg Businessweek reports that malpractice payouts by the VA to veterans were higher in 2012 than they have been in 12 years. Read more.