MeriTalk: VA CDO Shares Telemedicine, Suicide Prevention Data Use Cases

“As the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) activates its ‘fourth mission’ duties to provide lifesaving aid during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Chief Data Officer Kshemendra Paul said at a May 27 Federal Data Strategy Conference that scaling telemedicine has been a ‘huge success story’ of the agency’s capabilities.”

“Paul said the VA has long been a pioneer in telemedicine and tele-intensive care units (tele-ICUs), and been able to remain on the forefront of the ‘explosion in telemedicine’ during the pandemic by quickly scaling up…”

“Going forward, Paul said that suicide prevention as a use case for the impact of data policy is a priority for him, and the agency at large. VA has already identified data sharing, information sharing process, analytic tradecraft, and collaboration barriers to its suicide prevention initiatives that it’s working across offices to solve, he said…” Read the full article here.

Source: VA CDO Shares Telemedicine, Suicide Prevention Data Use Cases – By Katie Malone, May 27, 2020. MeriTalk.

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