Veterans Affairs News and Analysis
Breaking news covering technology policy and IT development at the Department of Veterans Affairs, ranging from modernization of the VA’s health care system to breaking research into artificial intelligence and machine learning. The Veterans Health Administration manages one of the largest health care systems in the U.S., and has been engaged in breaking research into medical care and advanced diagnostics along with broad-reaching programs to modernize its electronic health records system. Considering the VA’s scope, reforms to its broader IT infrastructure have wide-reaching implications for the lives of veterans and America’s health care system as a whole.
Applying data analytics to predicting and preventing the shortage of vital medical equipment.
The agency saw substantial improvements in how it applies technology to better service veterans.
The agency is coupling API development with a focus on human-centered design to lay the groundwork for both current modernization and future initiatives.
The MISSION Act led to improved reporting of staffing and vacancy data at the agency.
Successful AI and machine-learning capacities within health systems require a foundational attention to data quality and the broader care environment.
Telehealth, beneficiaries claims processing and the adoption of shared digital solutions were commonly seen across government.
Recently implemented telework measures are allowing the agency to focus on the Cerner transition despite challenges in pandemic.
Although the agency paused MHS Genesis deployment during the pandemic, leaders have continued progressing health record modernization alongside VA.
The agency has accelerated and reinforced various modernization efforts like telehealth, mobile capabilities and self-service tools.
The VLM platform is a digital tribute to remember the legacies of veterans and service members interred at a VA national cemetery.
The Veterans Health Administration is taking a centralized, data-informed approach to the distribution of vital equipment amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National COVID-19 Report Summary is part of the agency’s efforts to keep the public informed about the course of the epidemic.
A program with DOD helps bidirectionally share information with local partners.
Surafeal Asgedom oversaw extensive digital transformation across three years at the agency.
The social media conglomerate will be donating Portals video-calling devices to veterans and their families amid the pandemic.
New manufacturing techniques are closing shortages in necessary medical and protective equipment.
Expansion in telehealth services has allowed veterans to receive counseling even amidst the COVID-19 epidemic.
The agency is now delegating COVID-19 relief funding toward medical care and telehealth capabilities.
The agency aims to support shorter- and longer-term efforts to expand telehealth with Congress' $200M COVID-19 funding.