May 13 - 15, 2019
Gaylord National Harbor, National Harbor, MD

Focus Day

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Modernization

9:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote: Modernizing the Largest Health Care Delivery System in America
Dr. Joseph Ronzio - Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
• Priorities for modernizing our IT infrastructure
• Integrating systems to enhance resource management
• DoD and VA Collaboration
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Dr. Joseph Ronzio

Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Modernization

10:00 am - 11:00 am LEVERAGING EHR’S REAL TIME INFORMATION SHARING WITH THE DOD
• Assessing and identifying interoperable architecture that support information
sharing
• Taking a veteran-centric approach and modernizing legacy systems
• Updates on the adoption of EHR system

Healthcare

9:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote: Strategies for Delivering Timely Integrated Care to Our Veterans
• Defining how best we can support coordinated care
• Personalizing veterans treatments and rehabilitation plans
• Training and developing staff equipped to support the needs of our veterans

Healthcare

10:00 am - 11:00 am Comparing Traditional VS Alternative Medicine for Mental Health
• Integrating innovative treatments for patients suffering from mild cases of TBI
• Delivering PACT patient Aligned Care Teams to help in assessing patients
needs
• Measuring the success rates of alternative medicine and treatments and
identifying the course of action

11:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Refreshment Break

Modernization

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Empowering Veterans to Make Decisions with Digital Adoption
• Developing online tools and applications needed to enhance customer
interface with the VA
• Understanding how VA Navigator plans to enhance services and information
shared across its variety of channels
• What are the strategies for digitalizing all VA benefit forms?

Healthcare

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Wound Management Care and Recovery Times
COL(R) Dennis O. May - Deputy Director, Center for Minority Veterans, U..S. Department of Veterans Affairs
• What does post deployment care and rehabilitation looks like?
• Reducing recovery times by bringing care into the home of veterans
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COL(R) Dennis O. May

Deputy Director, Center for Minority Veterans
U..S. Department of Veterans Affairs

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Luncheon

Modernization

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: TRANSFORMING THE WAY THE VA DOES BUSINESS
Allison Hickey - Former Under Secretary for Benefits, Formerly of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
• Restructuring the resource management and shared services to reduce cost
• Streamlining processes compatible with USSM and other federal agencies
• Cost-effective approaches to enhance financial, hr and front office systems
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Allison Hickey

Former Under Secretary for Benefits
Formerly of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Healthcare

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Keynote: Leveraging AI and Predictive Analytics to Spot Trouble
• Identifying the warning signs and patterns early on
• Artificial intelligence’s role in behavioral and mental health care
• Clinical trails and case studies on course of treatments

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break

Modernization

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Leveraging Analytics to Drive Cultural Transformation
• Measuring the ROI of analytics to support performance
• Researching and collecting data on each function, office, center, hospital within
the VA
• Formulizing a plan for improving performance and customer retention

Modernization

4:00 pm - 4:05 pm Closing Remarks

Healthcare

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Future of Medical Simulation for Advancing Patient Care
• Understanding medical modeling and goals and R&D efforts
• Delivering a staff that is capable of utilizing medical simulation and the
techniques
• Advancements and key areas of investments in the field

Healthcare

4:00 pm - 4:05 pm Closing Remarks