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 Department of Veterans Affairs describes data as a "superpower" unlocked by thoughtful data governance.
SAMHSA and other agencies are introducing communications and tech campaigns to support the mental health challenges of older people.
The agency has encouraged cross-departmental collaboration and adoption of best practices to combat misuse of benefits.
The agency's Million Veteran Program is advancing precision care and treatment for underrepresented populations.
USDA and VA are modernizing IT systems to prepare for the digital future.
VA is leveraging new platforms and services to provide better and faster care to veterans.
The agency is working to ensure veterans who need remote care are given the resources to overcome financial hardship or a lack of internet access.
IHS's acting director spoke on the current state and future needs of the agency as Congress considers the FY 2022 budget.
Secretary McDonough said with easing demand for vaccines, the agency is preparing care for long-haul COVID patients.
The agency invested resources into new applications providing access to critical services and information during the pandemic.
Secretary McDonough and Rep. Mark Takano say the proposed bill would overhaul the agency’s infrastructure and health care facilities.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is bolstering its managed services to support digital experiences and solutions.
Technology improvements around data and benefits processing depend on having the infrastructure in place first.
Well-informed approaches in supply chain logistics and mobile centers have pushed the agency to meet pandemic demands.
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.
VA leads incorporate the veteran experience in all facets of digital development.
Veterans Affairs leadership prioritizes pandemic response and considers possible shifts in electronic health record implementation.
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.