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VA Rushing to Institutionalize Change Before Massive Election Turnover

VA Rushing to Institutionalize Change Before Massive Election Turnover – June 7, 2016, By Dan Verton, MeriTalk

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been consumed with transformation for the past 21 months, attempting to change from what Secretary Robert McDonald has privately described as a “Kremlinesque” culture to a high performing organization that puts veterans in control of their healthcare.

That transformation effort, known as MyVA, is McDonald’s direct response to the 2014 scheduling manipulation scandal that led to the deaths of at least 40 veterans who had been waiting to receive care. But with six months to go until the November presidential election, senior VA leaders are beginning to express significant concerns that their cultural and technological advancements may not survive into the next administration… Read More Here.

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