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 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.
Applying data analytics to predicting and preventing the shortage of vital medical equipment.
The agency saw substantial improvements in how it applies technology to better service veterans.
The agency is coupling API development with a focus on human-centered design to lay the groundwork for both current modernization and future initiatives.
The MISSION Act led to improved reporting of staffing and vacancy data at the agency.
Successful AI and machine-learning capacities within health systems require a foundational attention to data quality and the broader care environment.
Telehealth, beneficiaries claims processing and the adoption of shared digital solutions were commonly seen across government.
Recently implemented telework measures are allowing the agency to focus on the Cerner transition despite challenges in pandemic.
Although the agency paused MHS Genesis deployment during the pandemic, leaders have continued progressing health record modernization alongside VA.
The agency has accelerated and reinforced various modernization efforts like telehealth, mobile capabilities and self-service tools.
The VLM platform is a digital tribute to remember the legacies of veterans and service members interred at a VA national cemetery.
The Veterans Health Administration is taking a centralized, data-informed approach to the distribution of vital equipment amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National COVID-19 Report Summary is part of the agency’s efforts to keep the public informed about the course of the epidemic.
A program with DOD helps bidirectionally share information with local partners.