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Department of Veterans Affairs

Electronic law/reference libraries

It would save considerable money if all General Counsel offices across the federal government stopped using printed refernece materials. These are all available electronically -- both the most up-to-date versions and prior versions. In order to allow attorneys the portability of a book, however, one option would be to purchase several e-reader devices (such as a Kindle, Nook, or something similar) that would have subscriptions... more »

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Office Energy Policy

Mandate that each office has a responsible energy policy.

Even bathrooms at federal buildings use a lot of water when toliets are flushed. The amount of water used per flushed could be decreased.

Lights do not need to be left on all the time. The office could install motion detectors that switch power off of lights (or electrical outlets) 2 hours after movement has stopped. Items still plugged into an outlet... more »

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Urgent CT scan Vista display board

During a normal work day radiology request are flying off the printer to be done urgently or to be scheduled. If the ER or inpatient request needs to be done right away for CT scan, a lot of times it may be overlooked. The provider who placed the order must contact CT scan to get the scan done right away. For some reason we cannot split up the urgent scans from the routine scans to different printers. Also the idea was... more »

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Journals / Periodicals

Paper copies of Journals such as "U. S. Medicine" and "Federal Practitioner" are automatically distributed to all physicians employed by the government. Making these Journals available online instead of mailing paper copies could save a lot money. I suspect that a lot of physicians may not even read these journals. I believe that a lot of these journals go directly to the recycle bin or trash.

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Abolish the paper trail

Abolish the paper trail!

Save the government time & money! We can even reduce privacy violations by eliminating the need for information to be recorded or transferred via paper.

This can be accomplished in the following ways:

-Discontinue use of paper encounters which record information when a patient checks in for an appointment by implementing an electronic device(lap top, tough book, ipad) to record this information... more »

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