I suggest caring be shown for all employees who are ill, especially all those with serious conditions who still come to work, are diligent and go beyond the norm to get their work done. Is having management, who are not medical professionals, negate legitimate doctor's notes because they are not specific enough, and harassing a sick, but productive individual detracts from us being a "family" willing to help each other ...more »
Upon retirement, transfer military medical/dental records directly to the Dept of Veteran's Affairs (currently, the Services retain the records and service members must make copies for transfer to the VA)
I suggest you change Temporary Seasonal employees to Permanent Seasonal Employees and Not To Exceed employees in to Permanent Full Time employees, expecially those that come back year after year. We spend so much money on hiring, training, and separating our Temporary Seasonal employees when we could be using this time and money to do meaningful work. Also I know from experience how discouraging it is to work as a NTE ...more »
Reduce or eliminate the high-dollar contracts for medical supplies, office supplies, and other supply related items. The same staff that oversee contract compliance can instead look for better pricing. It is irresponsible to enter into a contract for rotating inventory items when those prices are subject to change. Allow us to find the best quality products at the best prices.
I believe the government needs to enfore a new standards program for all federal employees, healthcare providers and education teachers. The program should be an unbiased performance based recognition program that uses a national database to track performance, problems and other issues on these members. This will stop the needless lawsuits, stop professionals from running to other states to avoid the problems they have ...more »
The government needs to step in and cut useless group and companies from the budget. Every year, different groups go through changes and new organizations are created to fix problems. However, there are so many companies doing the same thing and all getting paid for it. Its time we expect our politicians to do some work, get their hands dirty and go back to slimming down to what we NEED, making it work efficiently and ...more »
Prevent blisters in our military members by implementing existing foot scanners/boot sizing technology at Military Clothing and Sales stores and issuing (existing) synthetic socks with advanced wicking technology. Blister treatment for military recruits exceeds $690,000 annually. This idea is simple and would save our government hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
With the ever increasing need for and actual implementation of a "green" and healthy Earth. An Earth rich with the use of natural material among its inhabitants is an incredible dream. A dream that is slowly yet surely making its way from the mind of people to the heart of people and into their homes. With that being said, we cannot forget to ensure that not only is our Earth healthy, but the people of the Earth as well. ...more »
I believe all federal medical facilities, should be completely electronic in their medical records system and patients should have to pay 10 cents per page, to have printed copies of labs, reports and other items. With over 1 billion dollars invested in the EMR system, why does no one use it the way its designed? The amount of paper, ink and printers that we buy is so costly, that some places have to avoid buying actual ...more »
Provide attorneys the ability to upload electronic copies of medical records and to view the current exhibit list online using a user ID and password, rather than requiring the Case Technician to burn and distribute CD copies of the exhibits, which become outdated and risk exposure of personally identifiable information by being on a CD rather than a secure network. An example of this kind of format would be the way ...more »
To reduce hours of personnel, including nurses and support staff searching for outdated supplies, medications and medical equipment, impliment a standardized visual method to keep stock current. This would be a mandatory requirement for all manufactures of goods purchased by the VA and DOD to be clearly coded. This means all goods with an expiration date in January would be easily identified by a large bright blue dot, ...more »
It is a well-known fact that medical expenses are skyrocketing, with no end in sight. It is also well-known that most of these expenses are related to preventable diseases that arise due to a lack of physical activity and poor diet. This may be due to a lack of individual responsibility, or a lack of knowledge and guidance. However the problem arises, the long-term medical care is exorbitantly expensive while fitness ...more »
I suggest a website to list unused equipment and slow moving inventory. Sterile supplies which is less than one year from expiration and equipment either in storage or set to go there. Many pieces of equipment and supplies not used by one facility can still have much life at another.
I know it was a common topic last year, but this again would be on healthcare reform policy. At the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. We are wasting a tremendous amount of medication and money in the pharmacy. We have a large number of patients on different types of inhalers, some costing over 300$ a piece even at a government contract prices. Many nights we get many of these back because duplicates were ...more »