DoD/VA Gov Health IT Summit

Event Details
October 16, 2019 (All day) - October 17, 2019 (All day)

The 17th Annual DoD/VA & Government HIT Summit is designed as a “Town Hall” style forum that illustrates the DoD, VA and Federal Government’s efforts at facilitating an interoperable and modernized health IT ecosystem. This event will discuss the acquisition and current innovations in technology that are being integrated across the DoD, VA, and Federal Government to further enable a compatible, efficient & secure electronic health record system for all active duty & veterans. It will also detail advancements that have been made to secure medical devices in the healthcare system from various cyber-attacks and breaches.

2019 Fall Confirmed Speakers:

  • James Gfrerer, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, CIO, OI&T, VA
  • Thomas McCaffery, SES, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
  • Maj Gen Lee E. Payne, USAF, M.D., Assistant Director for Combat Support | MHS EHR Functional Champion, Defense Health Agency
  • Joseph Ronzio, Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer, Veterans Health Administration
  • Surafeal Asgedom, SES, Chief Officer/Executive Director Modernization, OEI, VA
  • John Tenaglia, SES, Head of Contracting Activity (HCA), Defense Health Agency
  • Dr. Christine M. Bruzek-Kohler, RADM (ret), EdD, RN, Acting Director, National Capital Region Medical Directorate, Defense Health Agency
  • Ruby B. Harvey, SES, Executive Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), VA
  • Honorable Dr. Jim Peake, Senior VP, CGI Federal, Former Secretary of the VA

Topics to be Covered at the 2019 Fall Summit:

  • Prioritizing VA OIT infrastructure modernization efforts to improve veteran service
  • Aiding in the integration of MHS Genesis for high-quality healthcare delivery throughout the DoD
  • Leading VA EHR modernization implementation and deployment efforts to provide ease of care to veterans
  • Guiding the VA’s contracting activity in support of major health IT programs
  • Current efforts to transform the delivery of healthcare and effective data sharing through a modernized EHR for veterans
  • Delivering a modernized MHS that enables a medically ready joint force
  • Enhancing the nation’s health IT infrastructure through the supplying of critical information that is accessible at the point of need
  • Monitoring the development, deployment, and sustainability of MHS Genesis to deliver modernized, high-quality health services
  • Delivering a modernized MHS that enables a medically ready Joint Force
  • Providing high-quality healthcare through enhanced multi-service market military treatment facilities
  • Ensuring high-quality health IT access for all clinical staff within Army medicine
  • Implementing ways to improve patient safety by securing medical devices in the health care system from cyber-attacks and breaches