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VA Wraps Up Implementation of IT Updates for Vet Education Benefits; Robert Wilkie Quoted

Robert Wilkie

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rolled out information technology updates to enable the processing of education benefits. "As VA works to modernize processes, this milestone is an important step in our digital transformation journey — merging people, procedures and technology," said Robert Wilkie, secretary at VA and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner.

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Gil Alterovitz: VA’s Artificial Intelligence ‘To-Go’ Delivery Model Gaining Traction

Gil Alterovitz

Gil Alterovitz, director of artificial intelligence at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), said more than 12 VA sites plan to pilot AI modules developed as part of the department’s AI “to-go” delivery model. He announced in July 2020 that the development of an AI module that helps VA’s health facilities predict an individual’s risk for COVID-19.  

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VA Officials Share Insights on Initial Cerner EHR System Deployment; Pamela Powers, Dominic Cussatt Quoted

EHR System

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented Cerner’s electronic health record system at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, in October 2020 and VA officials said the initial go-live went smoothly. VA employees in Spokane used Cerner’s Millennium EHR platform to place more than 23,000 orders for admissions, medications and clinical tests during the first five days of deployment. 

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VA Details 2020 Digital Transformation, Pandemic Response Efforts; Robert Wilkie Quoted

Robert Wilkie

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a year-in-review report on VA's information technology efforts to help former servicemen better access services. VA said Wednesday its Office of Information and Technology highlighted major IT investments in service delivery platforms and primary data systems in the report titled "Driving Digital Transformation at VA."

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VA Looks to Implement Tokens-Based Multifactor Authentication; Paul Cunningham Quoted

Paul Cunningham

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is planning to roll out a tokens-based approach to user authentication as the department continues to implement telework operations. Paul Cunningham said that the VA has fully implemented multifactor authentication and is looking into “bump and go” authentication techniques that involve physical credentialing through tokens.

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VA Migrates Data for Upcoming EHR Implementation; Robert Wilkie Quoted

Robert Wilkie

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has finished data-related preparations needed for the new VA health record's upcoming implementation in the Pacific Northwest region. The migration allows health care practioners to visualize information via the EHR modernization system at the Washington-based Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center. 

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VA Hires Retired Col. Pamela Powers in Series of Leadership Moves

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Pamela Powers, a more than 28-year U.S. Air Force veteran, as chief of staff and named three other senior officials to help implement President Trump’s priorities for the VA. Powers is a retired Air Force colonel who previously held a similar position in the Office …

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