Tag Archives: Veterans Affairs

AT&T Provides 5G Capabilities for VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Chris Smith Quoted

Chris Smith

AT&T has delivered 5G and multi-access edge computing (MEC) technologies across the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, under its partnership with the department. AT&T’s MEC has delivered a computer and cellular network architecture to provide real-time, high-bandwidth, low-latency access to latency dependent mobile applications.

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Biden Administration Names Meg Kabat of Atlas Research to VA Role

Atlas Research

The Biden Administration has appointed Meg Kabat, Atlas Research senior director, as the senior advisor for Families, Caregivers and Survivors at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Secretary. “We are thrilled that the administration has called on Meg to advance the care and benefits offered to families, caregivers, and survivors of our nation’s Veterans,” said Mark Chichester, president of Atlas Research.

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Horace Blackman Joins CGI Federal’s Healthcare and Social Services Practice; Steven Sousa Quoted

Horace Blackman

CGI Federal has appointed Horace Blackman as senior vice president of Consulting Services for the Health and Human Services market, within the company’s Healthcare and Social Services Practice (HSSP). “We welcome Mr. Blackman to CGI Federal’s Health and Social Services Practice team,” said Steven Sousa, CGI senior vice president of Consulting Services. 

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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 Names Federal Tech Vets Paul Brubaker, Todd Simpson to Leadership Roles

Paul Brubaker

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently appointed federal technology veterans Paul Brubaker and Todd Simpson as deputy chief information officer in the account management office and deputy assistant secretary for DevSecOps, respectively. Both appointees aim to help the VA Office of Information and Technology build up its reputation as a unified customer experience provider to U.S. military veterans worldwide, the department said Wednesday.

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Dr. Kenneth Kizer of Atlas Research Discusses Innovation in Health Care Systems

Dr. Kenneth Kizer

Dr. Ryan Vega of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Dr. Kenneth Kizer of Atlas Research have analyzed a model for operationalizing and scaling innovation in health care systems. The model is based on the successful VHA Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE). The foundation of innovation is built on four core elements, including “workforce capacity to actualize innovation."

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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 Eyes October Rollout for Modernized EHR System

HHS

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) plans to continue testing and training for the updated electronic health records (EHR) system ahead of its scheduled launch date at the end of the month. The VA intends to roll out the Cerner-developed EHR system at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center by Oct. 24th as part of the capability set 1.1 increment. 

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VA Updates Electronic Health Record Modernization Schedule Amid Pandemic; Robert Wilkie Quoted

Robert Wilkie

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made changes to its electronic health record implementation schedule due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The VA Central Ohio Healthcare System will receive a new patient-scheduling system this month, and Washington-based Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center will undergo EHR implementation in October.

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