May 18 - 20, 2020 | Washington D.C.

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Short, Medium and Long Term Acquisition Priorities for the VA Technology Acquisition Center

Short, Medium and Long Term Acquisition Priorities for the VA Technology Acquisition Center

Presentation by Frank Coluccio , Program Manager, Engineering Service, VA TAC

  • TAC Overview
  • Acquisition Priorities
  • Acquisition Innovation
  • Industry Outreach
VBA’s Top Priorities to Go Further for Veterans

VBA’s Top Priorities to Go Further for Veterans

Presented by Margarita Devlin, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits

  • Veterans Benefits Administration overview & strategic priorities
  • Office of Transition and Economic Development
  • VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities Regulation Updates
  • Expanded Access to Contract Examinations
  • Appeals Modernization and Improvement Act
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) modernization

Use AI/ML to Extract Meaningful Insights from Unstructured Healthcare Data

Use AI/ML to Extract Meaningful Insights from Unstructured Healthcare Data

Presentation by Jerry Zhou, Machine Learning Evangelist & Founder, Futrend Technology, Inc.

  • EHR – from Digital Paper to Meaningful Data 
  • Use AI/ML to Gain Broader and Deeper Insight 
  • Genomic Data Curation Formats and Issues
  • Combine Phenotype and Genotype Data to Gain Deeper Insight
Transitional Pain Service: A Novel Approach To Perioperative Pain Management

Transitional Pain Service: A Novel Approach To Perioperative Pain Management

Presentation by:

  • Dr. Kimberlee Bayless, DNP, Nurse Practitioner & Director of the Transitional Pain Service, George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Benjamin Brooke, MD, PHD, FACS, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Utah
  • Michael J. Buys, MD, Anesthesiologist & Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Utah
Veteran Centered Care in the Community (CITC)

Veteran Centered Care in the Community (CITC)

Presentation by Jody A Searight, PA-C MS, Chief Care in the Community Wilmington VA Medical Center Wilmington DE

    • Purpose of Care in the Community
    • Veteran Centered Model of Care in the Community
    • WECARE Work Flow

    Improving Veterans Experience

    Improving Veterans Experience

    Presentation by Crystal White, Research and Design Analyst, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    • VEO Vision & Mission
    • Drivers of CX at VA
    • VA CX Strategy 
    • VA CX Core Capabilities & Framework
    • Patient Experience Program: Data, Tools & Technology 
    • CX Governance & Accountability
    Everything You Need to Know About the VA's $19.1 Billion Budget Increase for FY20

    Everything You Need to Know About the VA's $19.1 Billion Budget Increase for FY20

    NEW INFOGRAPHIC!

    The Department of Veterans Affairs' FY20 Budget At-A-Glance

    There are few more important or more challenging undertakings than providing quality care to our nation’s most deserving citizens, veterans. The FY20 budget, the largest in U.S. history, reflects this dichotomy. Up 9.5% from 2019 and 32% from 2016, the $220.2 billion FY20 budget will be used to “ensure the nation’s Veterans receive high-quality health care and timely access to benefits and services” as well as support “the most significant transformation of VA since its inception,” according to VA documents.

    To shed light on where exactly the $220.2 billion is going, we at VA Healthcare 2020 created this FY20 budget highlights infographic. DOWNLOAD to learn more about how the VA will used its 2020 funding to drive significant reforms, transform the patient experience, improve accountability and deliver better medical outcomes.

    The VA Mission Act of 2018: Navigating the Latest Process Improvements Made to Veteran Care Programs

    The VA Mission Act of 2018: Navigating the Latest Process Improvements Made to Veteran Care Programs

    This interactive presentation will guide you through the key process improvements laid out by the VA, as they work to maintain internal systems and strengthen integrated outside networks.

    The VA Mission Act of 2018, signed into law by President Trump on June 6, 2018, is designed to significantly improve veteran access to VA healthcare. The VA Mission Act tackles in-network and non-VA healthcare issues, veterans’ homes, access to walk-in VA care, prescription drug procedures, and much more. The $52 billion Mission Act paves the way for a major overhaul of how the Department of Veterans Affairs provides access for veterans to receive care in the private sector.

    Solving the Health Needs of Third World Countries

    Solving the Health Needs of Third World Countries

    Colonel Horvath is Board Certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine for 40 years. In this interview, he shares his opinion on the most pertinent health hazards facing combat and non-combat deployed troops today.

    Five Countries: Five Approaches to Veteran Programs

    Five Countries: Five Approaches to Veteran Programs

    A lot of veteran programs worldwide face similar challenges to the U.S., often with lesser budgets. Prior to the VA Healthcare Summit in May, we have highlighted the recent developments taking place in veteran programs across the globe. This whitepaper takes a look at Canada, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. Glancing at the latest developments and "best practices" of other countries could help to inspire new policies for U.S. veterans. 

    Breakthrough in IV Safety

    Breakthrough in IV Safety

    IV catheter placement remains the most common invasive hospital procedure performed worldwide. This whitepaper summarizes the clinical research that established the operational capabilities of the ivWatch device, and formed the basis of the data submitted to the FDA in support of the ivWatch 510(k) Premarket Notification.