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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
Deploying an Enterprise-Wide Improvement Strategy within VHA

Deploying an Enterprise-Wide Improvement Strategy within VHA

Past speaker Robin R. Hemphill, MD, MPH Acting, ADUSH for Quality, Safety, Value & VHA Chief Patient Safety & Risk Awareness Officer, discussed fostering high reliability in healthcare at our sister event.

Veterans Health Administration Acquisition of Prosthetics – A New Approach

Veterans Health Administration Acquisition of Prosthetics – A New Approach

Past speaker Ricky Lemmon - Acting VHA Chief Procurement and Logistics Officer broke down the expenditures and processes at his organizations in this presentation given at our sister event.

The ECRI Institute Experience

The ECRI Institute Experience

Past speaker Anthony Montagnolo, COO of the ECRI Institute, discusses the operations of his organization and the work they do with VA Healthcare in this past presentation given at our sister event.

Fostering Medical Innovations for the Military Community

Fostering Medical Innovations for the Military Community

A presentation given by Allison Kumar, Sr. Program Manager, at EMCM on supporting activities that will boost CDRH knowledge, build inter governmental partnerships, and expedite medical device innovation. She provides a view of FDAs organizational structure, medical Products of interest, benefit of collaborating with FDA, what Regulatory Science is and more!

Can IT Improve Military Healthcare Providers Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Healthcare Teams, Communications And Handoffs

Can IT Improve Military Healthcare Providers Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Healthcare Teams, Communications And Handoffs

LTC Derrick C. Glymph, Chief Anesthetist 4224th USAH, US Army Reserves and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Nurse Anesthetist Practice, speaks about problems with information sharing and handoffs, Implementation of the HUDDLE in military healthcare, Effective HUDDLE intervention on attitudes of providers toward interprofessional teams and the use of checklist and standard communication tools to improve patient safety

Update on HIT Policy: Quick Scan of the Environment, Meaningful Use, Pragmatism, Federal Health Architecture

Update on HIT Policy: Quick Scan of the Environment, Meaningful Use, Pragmatism, Federal Health Architecture

The policies and activities that most affect VA thinking is presented in this past presentation by David S. Muntz, SVP & CIO of the GetWellNetwork.

The Telecare Imperative: A New Model for Care Delivery - Kevin Fickenscher, The MITRE Corporation

The Telecare Imperative: A New Model for Care Delivery - Kevin Fickenscher, The MITRE Corporation

Past speaker, Kevin Fickenscher, The MITRE Corporation, provides insight on the forces precipitating change in American healthcare, as well as technology as a transformational and disintermediating force.
Value Management in Healthcare: How to Define and Measure Value in Healthcare - Nathan Tierney, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Value Management in Healthcare: How to Define and Measure Value in Healthcare - Nathan Tierney, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

As a species of stories, how do we tell an authentic story of how healthcare providers deliver value-based outcomes that reflect the full cycle of a patient condition?
Diffusing Best Practices Across America's Largest Healthcare System - Shereef Elnahal, Veteran's Health Administration

Diffusing Best Practices Across America's Largest Healthcare System - Shereef Elnahal, Veteran's Health Administration

Past speaker, Shereef Elnahal, MD, MBA, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality, Safety, Value for the Veteran's Health Administration sought to develop a method to effectively identify, diffuse and sustain best practices to achieve consistency in the Veteran's experience.