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 is exploring the use of augmented reality for conditions ranging from anxiety and PTSD to chronic pain management.
Agencies are working with their users to determine which technologies will improve the digital experience.
The agency’s medical 3D-printing network is improving the patient experience.
The agency’s care integration plan will bring all financial functions under one roof.
The agency is working with academia and private sector partners to close the care gap between underserved populations.
The agency’s Evidence Synthesis Program analyzes large quantities of clinical data to better understand common conditions and provide more effective care to VA patients.
Federal policies are enabling agencies to build data-driven cultures in support of data modernization efforts.
The agency has continued to refine the modernization efforts used to support a remote workforce and the overall COVID-19 response.
The agency's VETS program has focused on applying new IT capacities and partnership with other agencies to provide additional resources for veterans.
The agency is looking to bolster its workforce to complement digital capabilities in claims processing.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has been dispatching medical personnel and other support to areas impacted by extreme weather activity.
Federal tech leaders emphasize the importance of data to develop digital health services.
Information-sharing and analysis of large quantities of public health and health care data has been vital for informing the federal programs used to contain the pandemic.
GAO, VA and NASA address how they’re implementing robust security frameworks to align with a recent executive order.
Investments in records digitization and partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration has allowed the agency to streamline its benefits program.
Technologies and communication strategies helped the agency see the first annual decline in suicide since 2005.
The agency’s investment in IT modernization has allowed the agency to provide critical services more effectively and to a broader range of veterans.
The agency will be instating public health precautions to halt the spread of the Delta variant and protect the health of veterans and caregivers.
Dr. Neil Evans brings experience with health IT management and digital modernization to his role as VA’s tech executive.