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A Great Place to Work

VA’s Office of Information and Technology named 2021 Best Places to Work in IT by IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld.

News | July 29, 2021 | Views: 125

Looking Back to Power Forward

“To Win 21,” DigitalVA’s Midyear Review, reveals VA’s technological agility and commitment to customer service.

News | July 27, 2021 | Views: 40

Do You Know What VA’s IT Team Does that Benefits You?

Do you know how this VA office works behind the scenes and why it’s really important to you and the Veteran community?

News | June 3, 2021 | Views: 397

The Importance of Diversity in Thought and OIT Partnerships

As part of OIT’s Icons blog series, we interviewed our dedicated and talented team members Dr. Kaeli Yuen and Dr. Wanmei Ou in honor of AAPI Heritage Month.

News | May 27, 2021 | Views: 572

VA’s Commitment to Ethics Safeguards Veterans’ Data, Including Mobile Apps

To securely safeguard access to and use of Veterans’ data, the Office of Information and Technology requires VA staff and business partners build digital tools guided by VA’s Ethics Framework.

News | May 12, 2021 | Views: 1072
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Building Trust and Digital Products with Veterans, for Veterans

How Workforce Transformation Enhances Service Delivery to VA’s Top Customers – Veterans

News | April 15, 2021 | Views: 1171

Enterprise Service Desk Gets High Marks for Exceptional Customer Service

ESD’s customer satisfaction scores throughout the pandemic climbed to their highest levels thanks to ESD’s culture of empathy and rigorous improvement.

News | April 15, 2021 | Views: 755
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71-Year-Old Veteran Marvels at VA’s VEText Vaccine Appointment Scheduling Ease

OIT is using a new VEText feature to aid in VA’s vaccine distribution efforts.

News | March 31, 2021 | Views: 608
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Women in OIT: Cracking the Code to Success Discussion Panel

The Office of Information and Technology’s first-ever Women’s Panel inspired hundreds of employees by bringing together leaders from across the organization to discuss the challenges, shared and unique experiences, and successes inherent to being a woman in information technology.

News | March 26, 2021 | Views: 688

OIT Icons: Huda Terraz

OIT Icons: Impactful Women Advancing VA’s Mission showcases the talent and dedication of our diverse workforce.

News | March 16, 2021 | Views: 648

Our 2021 Preview—Putting Technology to Work for Veterans

So, what’s on tap for 2021? OIT is building on the great work of the past year with a range of products and services focused on Veterans.

News | February 25, 2021 | Views: 871
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Stronger Together: VA Launches a Nationwide Drug Monitoring Interface

VA links dozens of state prescription drug databases together in an intuitive and powerful interface for clinicians.

News | January 29, 2021 | Views: 17353

CIO James P. Gfrerer Leads List of VA Officials Receiving Top 2020 Honor

OIT leaders recognized by leading news outlet for COVID-19 innovations, IT and digital transformation initiatives.

News | December 28, 2020 | Views: 982
Fed Health I T 100

VA Leaders Honored for Exceptional Service Delivery

More than two dozen VA individuals, including several OIT staff members, earn honors from a top federal health news outlet.

News | December 2, 2020 | Views: 928

IT Leaders Join VA’s Office of Information and Technology

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information and Technology (OIT) actively recruits individuals who excel in delivering technologies and services to improve the Veteran experience. Recently, two technology all-stars joined VA to help OIT achieve its vision to become a world-class IT organization that provides a seamless, unified Veteran experience using state-of-the-art technology.

News | November 4, 2020 | Views: 1627

Advanced App Monitoring Keeps VA on Course

OIT’s advanced monitoring efforts have averted potential issues prior to end user impact.

News | October 23, 2020 | Views: 867
Be there - help prevent Veteran suicide by being there for them

Suicide Prevention Month: OIT is Committed to Partnering with VHA to Prevent Veteran Suicide

OIT and the VHA look for opportunities to collaborate on ways VA can use technology to assist with suicide prevention.

News | September 21, 2020 | Views: 708
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COVID-19 Makers Challenge Rapidly Building Innovative Safety Solutions

OIT and the VHA Innovation Ecosystem are delivering innovative safety solutions in response to COVID-19 to help protect frontline health care providers, Veterans, patients, and staff.

News | September 16, 2020 | Views: 1280
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VA’s OIT Prioritizes Critical Operations While Responding to COVID-19

Dominic Cussatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Deputy Chief Information Officer, discusses how VA’s Office of Information and Technology maintained critical operations support amidst COVID-19 response.

News | August 25, 2020 | Views: 1263
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Harvard Students Design with Veterans for Veterans and VA

OIT’s partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Tech and Innovation in Government Program brings new innovative ideas to VA.

News | August 25, 2020 | Views: 914
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OIT Launches New Virtual Check-In Feature

With VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) re-opening, OIT has deployed a new VEText feature making outpatient VAMC visits safer for patients and staff

News | July 24, 2020 | Views: 1704

OIT’s Sophisticated Monitoring Solutions Improve Veteran and VA Clinician Telehealth Experience

As telehealth visits surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, IT experts at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acted quickly to ensure a seamless Veteran and clinician experience, creating solutions in real-time to improve VA’s telehealth capabilities.

News | July 23, 2020 | Views: 1310

3D Printing Innovations Facilitate Medical Breakthroughs for Veterans

OIT’s industry-leading 3D printing resources create customized health care solutions, improved health for Veterans, and enhanced COVID-19 responses.

News | July 15, 2020 | Views: 1082

OIT Launches Pre-Entry Screening Tool

From concept-to-launch OIT deploys new COVID-19 digital pre-entry screening tool to VA medical facilities in just 12 days.

News | July 10, 2020 | Views: 8885
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New Tool Helps VA Track and Analyze COVID-19 Data on the Ground

VA’s new National Surveillance Tool, built by OIT, is the single authoritative source for COVID-19 data across the VA system.

News | June 19, 2020 | Views: 2848
VA Privacy Service Director LaShaunne David

Women in IT: LaShaunne David

Celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by learning more about OIT’s own women leaders

News | March 11, 2020 | Views: 1586
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Women in IT: Chakakhon Lea

Celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by learning more about OIT’s own women leaders.

News | March 11, 2020 | Views: 971

VA Employee Technical Innovation Reduces Nationwide Appointment No-Shows

VEText is an easy-to-use SMS appointment reminder service deployed by VA nationwide.

News | January 7, 2020 | Views: 2164
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VistA Imaging Acquires its 10 Billionth Medical Image

VistA Imaging system acquired its 10 billionth image, making VistA one of the largest digital medical image repositories in the world.

News | January 7, 2020 | Views: 1223

VA Launches Smart Tool to Reduce Veteran Wait Times for Disability Claims

OIT’s new smart tool uses machine-learning to deliver benefits to Veterans more quickly.

News | December 27, 2019 | Views: 2978

VA Recognized for Health IT Innovations Directly Impacting Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) makes an impact, driving change and advancement, in the federal health information technology market.

Press Release | December 10, 2019 | Views: 608

Doing “Digital” Differently at VA

What distinguishes our digital transformation is our purpose, our “why.” It drives me and everyone in OIT as we work together toward the same goal: improving the lives of Veterans.

Commentary | September 13, 2019 | Views: 2112

OIT Aggressively Pursuing Modernization of VA Network

Even though many Veterans may never think about the VA network, its viability and modernization are essential to VA’s ability to serve Veterans today and in the future.

News | August 29, 2019 | Views: 1668

Cloud-based 3D Printing Services

This document provides guidance on hosting 3D printing software modeling tools on the VA Enterprise Cloud (VAEC), establishing an internal 3D printing file repository, and creating a 3D print job management system to route print requests.

Document | July 1, 2019 | Views: 416
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North Dakota Veterans Home Paves the Way for Telehealth

To ensure Veterans have proper access to care, the North Dakota Veterans Home partnered with the Fargo VA Medical Center to provide telehealth services to Veterans living at the home as well as within the surrounding communities.

News | June 21, 2019 | Views: 1280
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Benefits Intake API Reaches New Weekly Milestone of 900 Form Submissions

The Benefits Intake API allows third-party organizations, such as Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), to electronically and securely submit Veteran claims documents directly to VA.

News | June 21, 2019 | Views: 1670

VA Announces New Veterans Health Application Programming Interface

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched its first Health Application Programming Interface (API) that will power the next generation of Blue Button features by enabling Veterans to interact with their own personal health data within innovative mobile and web-based apps.

Press Release | December 7, 2018 | Views: 2269

Enterprise Command Center and Artificial Intelligence Help VA Monitor IT Infrastructure

As part of OIT’s efforts to modernize and institutionalize new capabilities, Enterprise Command Center staff employ some of VA’s most advanced technology, including artificial intelligence.

News | November 30, 2018 | Views: 5570

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