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 pandemic exacerbated the number of veteran suicides in 2021, according to the department.
The agency saw some largescale digital developments this year around EHR modernization and increased health care demands.
The "huge" cyber skills gap also needs to be addressed between the public and private sectors to keep systems safe.
Within 90 days of the order, the Department of Health and Human Services must establish an AI task force.
VA and GSA are adapting their operations to tackle the new responsibilities
The expansion now covers nearly 10 million veteran records ahead of Veterans Day.
Gold Star family members remember 1st Lt. Travis Manion and Lt. Brendan Looney as they recognize the impact of Veterans Legacy Memorial.
Newly confirmed second in command Tanya Bradsher will assess the program at current sites before determining rollout plans in 2024.
Agencies are incorporating the technology into daily operations to improve data processing and broaden treatment options.
Agencies are learning how to secure data while maintaining accessibility in their operations.
Here are the technology programs and initiatives that could see impacts by a lapse in funding.
Public and private cybersecurity executives spoke about the ways agencies and industry alike are increasing cybersecurity efforts to protect health care data.
Officials say the technology is poised to transform health care with the right investment.
VA’s Dr. Carolyn Clancy discussed the six key principles underscoring the VA’s use of AI in veteran’s health care.
The program is closing the gap in getting veterans to their health care appointments.
The agency’s deputy CISO breaks down some of the tools he’s prioritizing amid evolving security threats.
Kurt DelBene outlines progress in his digital modernization strategy and the future of technology development.
As agencies integrate more artificial intelligence into their operations, managing directives, policies and best practices into the process become critical.
The agency recognized recent programs during an event at its health care facility in Palo Alto.
Work across agencies are improving new tech and eyeing joint health information exchanges that make data more interoperable and transparent.