Key Accomplishments and Awards
Launched in November, the new personalized VA homepage serves as a single “front door” for the top 80% of tools Veterans say are most important to them.
With a Veteran's pharmacy information now available across the entire enterprise, OneVA Pharmacy ensures Veterans have access to the care they need, wherever they are.
VA VIDEO CONNECT
Veterans can now attend medical appointments and speak to their care providers wherever they are, through a secure, remote, video platform. Over 32,000 Veterans have already received care through VA Video Connect.
This web-based tool that allows VA providers to quickly transmit Veteran health records securely, electronically, to community health providers — boosting performance by 700%.
MOBILE SCHEDULING ENHANCEMENTS
The VA Appointments app, deployed in November 2017, allows Veterans to self-schedule primary care, audiology, optometry and mental health appointments online. This app also earned VA a FedHealth IT Innovation Award.
VEText is an SMS reminder system that texts Veterans with appointment reminders they can add to their devices. They can also cancel appointments as easily as tapping “send.” Over 18M reminders have been sent to 3.2M Veterans to-date.
For the first time ever, VA has a master record of Veterans’ authoritative contact information. Veterans can input their information once, and it’s automatically updated across all of VA’s systems.
VA’s new cloud-based, self-service IT support portal provides VA employees convenient ways to connect with IT support, request equipment, and communicate with the employee servicing their request. To-date, YourIT Services has resolved over 1 million tickets.
VA’s new cloud-based financial management system modernizes mission-critical accounting functions and promotes data integrity, sound financial practices, transparency, and alignment with the Federal budget cycle.
IMPROVED FITARA SCORE TO B+
CLOSED 23 GAO FINDINGS AND 11 IG FINDINGS
$100M COST AVOIDANCE THROUGH STRATEGIC SOURCING AND EXECUTIVE REVIEWS
A Few Awards from 2018
2018 FedHealthIT 100
FedHealthIT, a premier resource for senior government and industry executives of the Federal Health community, recognized several OIT leaders for their leadership and their willingness to challenge conventional wisdom and give back to the larger Federal Health IT and Consulting communities.
OIT winners included:
- Paul A. Tibbits, MD, Executive Director for Electronic Health Records Modernization Integration (also earned the Lifetime Achievement Award)
- Alan Constantian, Ph.D, Deputy Chief Information Officer and head of the Account Management Office
- John Windom, Executive Director, Electronic Health Records Modernization
- John Short, Chief Technology and Integration Officer, Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization
- Charles Worthington, Chief Technology Officer
- Aaron J. Drew, Ph.D, Chief Architect, Financial Management Business Transformation (FMBT)
2018 FEDHEALTHIT COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE AWARDS
In addition to the OIT leaders, FedHealthIT also recognized these OIT staff for outstanding Health IT communications services:
- Tim Cox, Director of OIT’s Information Technology Strategic Communication (ITSC) team
- Nicole Gilbride of the Office of Electronic Health Records Modernization
2018 FEDHEALTHIT IMPACT AWARD
FedHealthIT also recently recognized a Senior Health Advisor in OIT:
Gita Uppal, the Senior Health Advisor in OIT’s Account Management Office (AMO), received the FedHealthIT IMPACT award celebrating outstanding female leaders. Ms. Uppal received the award at FedHealthIT’s first-ever Women in Leadership Impact Conference and Awards Ceremony in October, which recognizes women “who are visionary leaders, that are relentless, and passionate about driving change within health IT.”
2018 CIO 100 AWARDS
The VA White house Hotline, Access to Care, and YourIT Services Tool all earned the 2018 CIO 100 Award
2018 SERVICE TO AMERICA MEDAL - MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE
Marcella Jacobs and the VA Digital Service Team
2018 FEDERAL COMPUTER WEEKLY FED 100
Gary Stevens, Jack Bates
2016 WORKFORCE OPTIMAS
(Awarded this year) Jim Trinka
2017 GCN DIGIT
(Awarded this year) Access to Care
2017 GCN RISING STARS
(Awarded this year) Ruchika Croall
2017 CORPORATE UNIVERSITY BEST IN CLASS AWARDS
(Awarded this year) Chief Learning Office - IT Resource Management