Tag Archives: VA

VA Outlines 4 Objectives of AI Strategy; Gil Alterovitz Quoted

Gil Alterovitz

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has adopted a strategy to harness the potential of artificial intelligence technology to modernize the delivery of health care services and benefits to former military personnel. VA said Thursday that it looks to AI to manage veterans' health outcomes, expand technical capabilities, build trust in the emerging technology and grow partnerships with the business sector. 

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VA Taps Nonprofit Corporation for EHR Program Cost Determination Work

Electronic Health Record

Paul Brubaker, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), said that VA has enlisted the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) to help calculate the potential life cycle cost of VA's program to implement a new electronic health records (EHR) system

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Paul Brubaker on VA’s Efforts to Accelerate IT Modernization

Paul Brubaker

The Department of Veterans Affairs is working to extend the sense of urgency it adopted during the pandemic to continue to accelerate information technology modernization efforts and Paul Brubaker, deputy chief information officer for the account management office at VA, said that mindset involves keeping ahead of demand.

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VA, Nonprofit Partner to Educate Military Veterans About Online Security

VA Cybersecurity

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) have teamed up to educate military personnel on how to recognize, report and recover from online scams such as identity theft. CSN, a nonprofit organization that assists cybercrime victims, will help the VA implement an educational awareness campaign for service members and their families in the fall.

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VA Exec Neil Evans Named Department’s Acting CIO

Neil Evans

Neil Evans, chief officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Office of Connected Care, has been appointed to serve as the VA's chief information officer on an acting basis. He will fill VA's top information executive role, succeeding Dominic Cussatt, who has transferred to the State Department. VA's Office of Connected Care develops and implements digital health strategies across the agency.

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VA Begins Efforts to Create Pool of Candidates for Undersecretary for Health Position

Undersecretary Candidates

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun its search for candidates as part of efforts to fill the role of undersecretary of health to oversee the Veterans Health Administration. VA is establishing a pool of candidates for consideration by the U.S. president. The department is looking for candidates with experience overseeing the operations of a large health care enterprise. 

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Prometheus Federal Services, Atlas Research Awarded VA Contract to Optimize Women’s Healthcare; Susanne Larkins Quoted

Atlas Research

Titan Alpha, a joint venture between Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) and Atlas Research, was awarded a new task order to evaluate, analyze, and improve women’s healthcare across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare Systems (HCSs) and for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Women’s Health. 

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Denis McDonough: VA Rethinks EHR Project Management Strategy to Address User Concerns

Denis McDonough

Denis McDonough, secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), said that VA is considering developing an enterprise-wide framework for electronic health records modernization project governance after initial users of its new EHR platform voiced their concerns over the commercially built technology. McDonough added that the department also needs to adjust its timeline for deploying Cerner's Millennium platform to additional sites.

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VA Secretary Denis McDonough: Electronic Health Record Implementation to Continue With Changes

Denis McDonough

Denis McDonough, who leads the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as secretary, said VA will continue to roll out its new commercial electronic health record (EHR) with some changes. VA's Cerner-made EHR system will resume deployment following the 12-week strategic review on the platform's implementation program.

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Jon Rychalski: VA to Conduct Enterprisewide IT, Physical Infrastructure Review for EHR Program

Jon Rychalski

The Department of Veterans Affairs completed a strategic review of its electronic health record modernization program and Jon Rychalski, VA’s chief financial officer, told lawmakers Thursday that the department will also carry out an enterprisewide assessment of information technology and physical infrastructure needs for the EHR initiative.

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