Okta Perspective: IT Modernization and the Future-Focused Department of Veterans Affairs

“By embracing COTS- and API-based solutions, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to be at the forefront of IT modernization amongst U.S. government agencies. The new Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program is a prime example, as the scheme is likely to play a huge part in transforming care delivery models as we know it.”

“As the VA looks to the future, Artificial Intelligence (AI), predictive medicine, robotics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will also all play a critical role in supporting our nation’s heroes better, and may pave the way for other federal health agencies to drive their own mission successes…”

“With regards to the VA EHRM program, most traditional EHRs are built to handle basic clinical workflows that support both inpatient and outpatient care models. The right COTS-based solutions can help provide more agility, and can adapt to more specific modalities of care for Veterans. This flexibility is what allows for the program’s success.”

“In addition, new and innovative identity and access management COTS-based solutions allow for flexible and customizable use cases for patients, partners, and government…” Read the full post here.

Source: IT Modernization and the Future-Focused Department of Veterans Affairs – By Michael Giroux, July 1, 2020. Okta.

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