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An Overview of the Veterans Experience Office

An Overview of the Veterans Experience Office

Barbara C. Morton, Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer and Erin Siminerio, Acting Director, Insight & Design at VEO present an overview of the Veterans Experience Office and its mission. 

Caring for Veterans with Co-occurring Disorders

Caring for Veterans with Co-occurring Disorders

Joseph Troncale, Medical Director at the Retreat Premier Addiction Center, presents on caring for veterans with co-occuring disorders at the Retreat Premier Addiction Center. 

Leveraging IT Solutions to Address Challenges in the VA Choice Program

Leveraging IT Solutions to Address Challenges in the VA Choice Program

Dr. Alan Constantian, Deputy Chief Information Officer, IT Account Manager for Health, at the Office of Information and Technology presents on:

  • Emphasizing care coordination
  • Enhancing the sharing of patient information
  • Digital coordination of separate implementation schedules 




Instituting Greater Employee Support Initiatives to Enhance VA Cohesion

Instituting Greater Employee Support Initiatives to Enhance VA Cohesion

Jim Trinka, Chief Learning Officer, for the Office of Information & Technology presents on: 

  • Better training, mentorship programs 
  • HR navigation training 
  • Mentorship network
  • Peg bonus structure to VA initiatives 



Improving VA IT Outcomes through Agile Acquisition Principles

Improving VA IT Outcomes through Agile Acquisition Principles

Victoria McFadden and Mark Hopson from the General Services Administration present on:

  • Greater industry standards
  • Process modelling 
  • Maturity models/change management models


Improving Benefits Distribution for Greater Veteran Health Outcomes

Improving Benefits Distribution for Greater Veteran Health Outcomes

James Manker Jr., Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary, Veterans Benefits Association, at the Department of Veterans Affairs presents on: 

  • Delivering on the VA’s modernization priorities
  • Improving service delivery for veterans and their families


Utilizing IT to Enhance Engagement Between VA & DoD

Utilizing IT to Enhance Engagement Between VA & DoD

John Short, Acting Deputy Director, for the DoD/VA Interagency Program Office presents on: 

  • The increased focus on process improvement
  • Experimentation with information systems
  • Establishing standards of information-sharing 
Beyond Diffusion of Excellence: Building a Learning Culture

Beyond Diffusion of Excellence: Building a Learning Culture

Ryan Vega MD, MSHA, Director at the Diffusion of Excellence presents on: 

  • Identifying and spreading innovative practices
  • Evolving and building a more robust innovation ecosystem
  • Operationalizing innovation to create a "learning" culture