VA Launches App Interface Marketplace to Improve Online Health Services

Department of Veterans Affairs officials told attendees at the 2019 HIMSS Conference in Orlando, Fla., that the department launched an application interface to improve its services, Government CIO Media reported Monday.

Department officials said they want to implement software-as-a-service offerings to enable the private sector to develop apps that can support health sector operations and improve access to electronic health records.

Bill James, deputy assistant secretary of development operations for the VA, said the department wants to deploy Agile and DevSecOps to improve online data access over  platforms such as VA.gov. He added that the VA also plans to implement a peer-review system that will identify hardware and software issues to accelerate product releases.

The VA has four open application interfaces for benefits, facilities, health, verification and veterans.

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