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.
The agency accelerated its IT modernization plans to expand telehealth and improve veterans' digital health services.
The agency’s IT transformation initiative allowed VA to effectively adapt services around the demands of the pandemic.
Designing digital services for the user and with partners are critical.
Veterans Affairs saw a 1,000% increase in telehealth visits since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Coast Guard deployed the new EHR system at four pilot sites in California this month.
Proposed legislation aims to expand VA mental health services.
The agency is merging IT developments with patient outcomes and bridging the interoperability gap.
Danielle Krakora plays a large part in how the VA elevates the patient experience through technology.
The agency is expanding community care and services for veterans in crisis.
The agency is moving quickly toward a cloud-native model supported by an agile development framework.
AI and automation are helping the agencies streamline their cloud strategies.
Cross-agency partnerships and remote collaboration tools are encouraging knowledge sharing and practical application.
The challenges of the pandemic have only reinforced the importance of using data insights to improve patient care.
The agency has rolled out new features of its VEText application to maintain physical distancing.
The agency is overhauling its procurement methods to keep pace with IT transformation efforts.
Federal leaders discuss the future of work, including the tools and services that are enabling a safe and informed workforce.
A cohesive IT framework is foundational for supporting a return to on-site activity.
The demands of a remote workforce have put renewed emphasis on instating zero trust and secure cloud access.
More details of the extent of the agency’s Fourth Mission reveal ongoing support for non-veterans.