The Department of Veterans Affairs is bolstering its managed services to support digital experiences and solutions.
Various modernization initiatives to improve public health have pivoted as a result of the pandemic.
Additional funding is providing $2.5 billion to the agency in supplemental block grant funding for states for pandemic-related stressors.
Emergency investments in telehealth and digital services allowed for broader access to VA health care that will persist beyond the pandemic.
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.
The VA Office of Connected Care has worked to boost capabilities in remote counseling for veterans.
Mental and physical health care required new strategies to reach and build trust with the public during the pandemic.
The Indian Health Service is looking at how tools like telehealth and EHRs will impact tribal populations long term.
VHA is fostering advances in remote care to better serve veterans.
The agency has laid the foundation for stronger remote care infrastructure that will persist beyond the pandemic.
VA and HHS has used financial support along with a focus on instruction to encourage remote care.
Technology can help ease health care providers facing psychological and physical exhaustion amid the pandemic.
The pandemic has increased awareness around rural health inequities via increased public communication and technological tools.
The department released an action plan to address health care and technological disparities facing rural communities in response to the pandemic.
Efforts currently underway to improve rural health care and treatment access will help support future efforts to end the pandemic.
The Army's telehealth resource center applied remote health technologies used on the battlefield to address COVID-19.
Looking ahead to the future of American health care.
Rep. Michael Burgess' own health care focuses have shifted in light of the pandemic.