Focus Day

Morning Keynotes

9:00 am - 10:50 am EST Industry Partner Meetings

10:50 am - 11:00 am EST Chairperson’s Opening Addresses

11:00 am - 11:45 am EST Fostering Fellowships & Community Engagement for Improved Veteran Outcomes

Ryan Vega - Executive Director, Office of Health Care Innovation & Learning, VHA Innovation Ecosystem, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Efforts to drive increased community engagement with VA partners
  • What does innovation look like to you: Initiatives across VHA Ecosystem
  • Initiatives to engage and deliver innovative healthcare for Veterans with industry 
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Ryan Vega

Executive Director, Office of Health Care Innovation & Learning
VHA Innovation Ecosystem, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

11:45 am - 12:30 pm EST Preparing for the Chronic Care Tsunami: COVID-19 and New Virtual Care Models

Jon Bloom - CEO, Cofounder, Podimetrics
  • The upcoming chronic care tsunami due to delayed or avoided medical care during the pandemic
  • Virtual care models for engaging vulnerable populations
  • How the VA can address challenges through digital health innovation
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Jon Bloom

CEO, Cofounder
Podimetrics

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST Guiding Financial Management Business Systems Transformation Efforts at the VA

Terry Riffel, SES - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Management Business Transformation Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • VA future direction for financial system modernization
  • Efforts to increase the transparency, accuracy, timeliness and reliability of financial information
  • Partnership development efforts and future opportunity across the VA
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Terry Riffel, SES

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Management Business Transformation Service
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST Improving the Delivery of Veteran Health Care by Creating an Interoperable Electronic Health Record

Dr. Kevin Kearns - Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Current lines of effort
  • Needs from industry
  • What is needed next?

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Dr. Kevin Kearns

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Suzy Shirley

Director, Fellowships & Community Engagement
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm EST Continued Networking Opportunities

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST End of VA Healthcare Summit