The Veterans Benefits Administration provide a variety of benefits and services to Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families across the country. In doing so it requires a culture of innovation, collaboration, and efficiency to ensure these rightfully earned benefits can be delivered at the point of need.
As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) modernization efforts to improve efficiency in care coordination for Veterans, the enactment of Executive Order 13781 made sizable efforts enhance quality care for Veterans by improving coordination of services in the areas of population health; education and training of health care professionals; research, academic affiliations; engineering services; and human resources (HR).
The Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) and Office of Research and Development (ORD) will realign under the new Discovery, Education and Affiliates Networks (DEAN) office to foster a collaborative environment that will address the most complex health concerns facing Veterans, while improving medical care for all Americans.
-Fostering a collaborative environment that will address the most complex health concerns facing Veterans
-VA MISSION Act Educational Initiatives
-Expanding VA affiliate networks to expand care capabilities for our nation’s Veterans
Telehealth and telemedicine have long since been a priority of the VA over the past decade as their growth into the digital ecosystem continues to grow. This effort has been surging over the past months as a result of the COVID-19 environment, with some telehealth services increasing as much 100% YoY. This session will highlight the VA's efforts across the space, and the way ahead for a digital-enabled healthcare system.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a primary cause of morbidity and mortality globally, ranking third among causes of mortality with over 100,000 U.S. deaths annually. COPD is four times more prevalent among veterans than in the general population. Recent research has determined that, among patients with moderate to severe COPD, about half also have bronchiectasis. These are patients who make heavy demands, both clinically and financially, on the VA healthcare system while experiencing a significant reduction in quality of life. Dr. Seifer will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of these two co-morbid diseases and why this is of particular importance to America’s veterans.
As the top clinical priority for the VA, one requiring an all of Government approach to enable, preventing Veteran suicides is the top priority. With massive efforts across the Federal Government to prevent Veteran Suicide, our speaker will provide a strategic overview of the planning and oversight of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention programs and policies applied to community and clinically based settings within a public health paradigm.
Whether you are just starting your VA career or an experienced senior leader with hundreds of employees under your direction, we all are in a state of perpetual learning and growth. There are many opportunities across the VHA to help you along your leadership journey. Some of these opportunities emerge as formal leadership development programs at strategic points in your career. Others involve self-directed learning activities or deliberate growth experiences within or outside of your current role. This session explores how these various opportunities are drawn together into a leadership development roadmap for healthcare leaders in VHA. It addresses:
The demand management division provides a VA enterprise-wide services that will enable VA to capture business needs, architect, engineer, monitor performance, ensure program alignment, and successfully provide cloud solutions in support of VA IT Modernization. Enabling a defined process for accepting business partner requirements and prioritizing them throughout the VA organization is of critical importance/