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The Department of Veterans Affairs is bolstering its managed services to support digital experiences and solutions.
Well-informed approaches in supply chain logistics and mobile centers have pushed the agency to meet pandemic demands.
Smaller firms found plus sides of the remote environments in the competitive contracting space.
Newly appointed National Coordinator for Health IT Micky Tripathi details some of the agency's top priorities in 2021.
NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin Rodgers talks COVID-19, disparities in health, and top priorities at the institute.
Various modernization initiatives to improve public health have pivoted as a result of the pandemic.
CTO Vid Desai brings private sector successes to meeting agency missions.
Additional funding is providing $2.5 billion to the agency in supplemental block grant funding for states for pandemic-related stressors.
The agency is implementing new logistical networks and modes of distribution to ensure equitable access to vaccines.
Emergency investments in telehealth and digital services allowed for broader access to VA health care that will persist beyond the pandemic.
Veterans Affairs leadership prioritizes pandemic response and considers possible shifts in electronic health record implementation.
Efforts to secure the supply chain will receive additional attention under new presidential priorities.
The agency’s ongoing investment in digital services, cloud computing and overall IT modernization has allowed VA to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine with exceptional speed.
Senate and House VA leads are working together to tackle veterans mental health care, vaccinations and more.
Veterans Affairs has taken a leading role in the national pandemic response and overcoming barriers in health equity.
Policies and decision-making at the agency are increasingly involving the value of data.
Secretary Denis McDonough said the agency will be able to accelerate vaccine distribution with the passage of the American Rescue Plan.
The intensive demands of the pandemic have encouraged knowledge sharing and formalized practices of AI for health care research.
The VA Office of Connected Care has worked to boost capabilities in remote counseling for veterans.
Getting to interoperability standards is a journey, not a destination, and requires close collaboration with all parties.