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

2019 Presentations

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
The Role of Pro Resolving Mediators for Chronic Pain and TBI in the Veteran Population

The Role of Pro Resolving Mediators for Chronic Pain and TBI in the Veteran Population

Presentation by Dr. Robert Martindale, MD, Professor of Surgery, Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery & Medical Director Hospital Nutritional Service, Oregon Health Sciences University

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