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.
Samara Strauss discusses how VA's digital services team is leveraging human-centered design to improve veterans' experience and services.
The budget eyes prioritizing new allocations for mental and physical healthcare, facilities modernization.
The agency's health equity chief aims to close gaps in health care access for veterans.
Digitization and digitalization are two related areas enabling new projects and adoption of emerging technologies.
Development teams throughout the Veterans Health Administration have debuted new prototypes that bolster the agency’s attention to continuity of care.
VA is automating the verification of health claims through using an integrated data model that combines both service records and patient data.
New EHR modernization leads discuss the unified approach driving the program's next steps.
VA Lighthouse director Dave Mazik explains new digital tools that are supporting veteran health outcomes.
The team is now strategizing how to incorporate more data standards into the technology.
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Many challenges in any tech modernization initiative is grappling with the business perspective.
VA announces suicide prevention challenge, and synthetic data could improve outcomes.
Agencies looking to transform their IT systems and core services are driving change through comprehensive data integration.
Data released by external surveys show the agency’s facilities outperforming community hospitals in key areas.
Amanda Purnell Unpacks VA’s "Arches" that uses synthetic data to improve veteran care.
VA is looking to make data more interoperable to populate insights via dashboards and inform pandemic next steps.
VA interoperability lead Ken Rubin discusses a new data platform that’s improving data discovery and sharing.
Telehealth leads Neil Evans and Leonie Heyworth discuss how VA has leveraged lessons learned from COVID-19.
Ryan Vega breaks down real-world examples of digital tools showing the way of the future of veterans health.
Rafael Fricks is working on efforts to make artificial intelligence impactful for reducing clinician burdens and improving how veterans are treated.