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

Main Day Two

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Addresses

- Providing Veterans with the benefits they have earned in a manner that honors their service
- Ensuring strong fiscal stewardship of the money entrusted to us by taxpayers
- Fostering a culture of collaboration

Margarita Devlin, MA, CRC

Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


• Interoperability within VA and community partners
• Changes in the health sector and VA

11:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Networking Break and Technology Showcase in HealthHQ.

Track A Transformation

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Defining A New VA
Chakakhon Lea - Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
• Structuring the VA to be Veteran Centric in healthcare delivery and business services
• Advancing medical devices in the VA to support veterans needs
• Provide user friendly interfaces to support veteran experiences

Chakakhon Lea

Office of Information and Technology
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Track A Transformation

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Overcoming the Barriers of Cost Whilst Delivering High Quality Care
• Addressing the barriers that hinder progress and collaboration at locations where
two departments share health care resources
• Update on VA’s and DoD’s most fully integrated collaboration project: the joint Federal
• Health Care Center (FHCC)

Track B Healthcare

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Short, Medium and Long Term Acquisition Priorities for the VA Technology Acquisition Center

Track B Healthcare

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Connected Care and AI in Medical Devices
William Cerniuk - Program Director, VA Mobile Health, VHA Technology Director, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
• What are the challenges with developing medical equipment to support
ongoing veteran care
• Reducing patient access to care and emergency treatments by the seconds
wth AL and ML tools and applications

William Cerniuk

Program Director, VA Mobile Health, VHA Technology Director
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Luncheon

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Keynote: VA 2024 and What You Need to Know

• Future priorities and mandates to strengthen veterans services in the VA
• Priorities for provide care outside of the VA network to enhance accessibility
• Streamlining and enhancing the acquisition process

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Networking Break

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Acquisition Panel: Learn from the NAC, SAC and TAC as we discuss the Future

• Streamlining the acquisition process and ensuring quality care to our veterans
• Providing more opportunities for Veteran owned/minority owned small businesses
• Doing business with the VA and what you need to know

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Developing A Ready Capable Workforce

• Reviewing the current transformation projects going on within the VA
• Analyzing the differentiations in the quality and services being provided to veterans
• Training and development to promote transformation and increase productivity

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm End of Main Day Two