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 prioritizes telehealth and virtual care, plus frequent data communication.
The agency is looking at how to best apply curated data sets to new use cases.
The bill supports IT modernization, telehealth, telework and security as the country combats the coronavirus pandemic.
The agency appears to be allocating additional resources to both internal efforts and the national response as well.
Organizations are transitioning to remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several confirmed cases in DC area are prompting federal government to implement emergency working procedures.
Leaders from health agencies across government are progressing in applications for the technology.
With the rise of 5G networks, interoperable EHRs and connected medical devices, security is paramount.
VA is moving to DevSecOps as part of its overall Digital Transformation Strategy.
The agency is thinking through how to modernize while sustaining core functions managed under legacy systems.
Veterans Affairs is focused on advancing its modernization agenda through furthering existing achievements and fostering interagency collaboration.
Federal health care agencies look to modernize their systems to prepare for accelerated innovation.
Government is looking toward successful service delivery using human-centered design.
The agency intends to scale its electronic health records modernization based on learnings from other agencies.
The agency is creating datasets to foster artificial intelligence development through private-public partnerships.
Agency leaders are looking to apply artificial intelligence to create profiles that enable personalized and responsive care.
Agencies find opportunity in increasing diversity within cyber programs and leveraging shared services.
The agency looks to streamline its financial services system through tying IT reforms to a broader modernization push.
The agency’s human capital managers see greater employee morale and new recruitment as essential to services.