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.
Agency leaders outline a focus on training, readiness and transparency in tackling the next stages of its electronic health records.
VA is leading collaborative tech sprints in partnership with academia and the private sector to innovate new uses of artificial intelligence for healthcare and diagnostics.
The agency wants its workforce to be ready and trained as it integrates new technology.
Secretary Denis McDonough discussed findings and next steps from its strategic review of the electronic health record modernization program.
As federal agencies modernize systems and processes, managing the workforce remains a crucial component to managing change.
The new guidance is the latest move agencies are making in targeting improved health equity for underrepresented communities.
The Million Veteran Program is expanding its scope of research and genomic database to better care for underserved populations.
Secretary McDonough said next steps in the electronic health record program, such as implications for training, are forthcoming.
The agency is aiming to apply the technology to innovate its data approaches for better health outcomes to veterans' most pressing issues.
The agency will begin providing gender confirmation surgery to transgender veterans.
Work on DOD's health care informatics platform continued during COVID-19, including preparations to implement the program in Hawaii and San Antonio.
The modernization and consolidation at Veterans Affairs and DOD appears to be aiding delivery of care, continuity of treatment and overall information security.
VA’s acting deputy secretary discusses new innovations to support veterans and how VA will prepare for a post-COVID world.
The implementation of RPA capacities across federal agencies are streamlining repetitive tasks and overall expediting the delivery of key services.
Efforts to address veteran feedback and reform business lines appear to be increasing overall satisfaction with VA services.
Wide-reaching funding increases are impacting services that provide essential veterans care, including mental health and coronavirus research.
VA's benefits chief sees promise in emerging technology to delivering benefits faster.
Digitization of claims and records has led Veteran Affairs to more efficiently allocate benefits.
This Memorial Day, veteran service organizations are embracing tech impacts and new ways of honoring those who served.