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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 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.
The Veterans Benefits Administration overcomes pandemic challenges with advances in GI Bill benefits, mail processing and artificial intelligence.
Senate and House VA leads are working together to tackle veterans mental health care, vaccinations and more.
Veterans Affairs has taken a leading role in the national pandemic response and overcoming barriers in health equity.
Secretary Denis McDonough said the agency will be able to accelerate vaccine distribution with the passage of the American Rescue Plan.
The intensive demands of the pandemic have encouraged knowledge sharing and formalized practices of AI for health care research.