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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 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.
Data analytics and artificial intelligence processes require a pragmatic, mission-focused approach to innovation.
IT leaders recommend identifying use cases to apply the technology.
VA touts digital experience accomplishments and goals for the year ahead.
The real potential for change is in meaningful implementation of new technologies.
The agencies' collaboration will secure its success with their health care modernization efforts.
Data and legislation can improve veteran access to health care services.
The current IT and customer-service modernization push is tied with the agency’s history and mission.
Increasing focus on the end user is evolving how the agency thinks about digital services.
The design principles improve technology for veterans and those who serve veterans, such as with the agency's VA.gov relaunch.
The initiative represents a step forward for VA telehealth and expanding the availability of specialized care.
VA representatives emphasized private-public partnerships and tying research initiatives to improving business lines.
The agency is looking to further develop on-the-go prosthesis care for veterans with limited mobility.
The agency outlined plans to incorporate predictive analytics in comprehensive behavioral health treatment.
Security leaders find value in tactics such as cyber escape rooms over traditional training.