On May 15, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Philadelphia VA Medical Center will host the 3rd Annual VA2K, a Run, Walk, Roll event. The event, which consists of a course of just over a mile through University City, is designed to benefit homeless Veterans directly in the Philadelphia area.
The Department of Treasury issued a requirement to phase out paper checks and transition to Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) in the form of Direct Deposit or Debit Card as part of the changing Beneficiary Travel Reimbursement Process. At the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, payments to Veterans for beneficiary travel has previously included check payments received through the U.S. Postal Service.
On Jan. 20, VA released an enhanced VA Blue Button, adding several new categories of information from the VA Electronic Health Record. Blue Button is the personal health record inside the My HealtheVet self-service platform and through My HealtheVet, VA Blue Button enables Veterans to download an electronic file that contains their personal health information.
There is a new section called Virtual Care at The Philadelphia VA Medical Center. This new section encompasses Telehealth (Home Telehealth, Clinical Video Telehealth, and Store and Forward Telehealth), My HealtheVet Secure Messaging, and provides support for emerging Virtual Care modalities under other programs such as E-Consults and SCAN-ECHO
Start your new year off right and join us next week, January 22-25, for "Healthy Living Week." A series of presentations will outline the various prevention and wellness programs the medical center has to offer.