“The Department of Veterans Affairs is continuing to prioritize health records consolidation and data analytics projects during the pandemic, agency officials said during an ACT-IAC Data Analytics Working Group event.”
“VA Physician Informaticist John Scott emphasized the importance of the Defense Department and VA health records integration program — both as an avenue for improving continuity of care, but also for supporting advanced research and health data analytics projects…”
“’What makes us so uniquely powerful is that we’re large, and we’re a benefits provider, and we can do that kind of analytics within a HIPAA-covered space,’ he said. ‘Then have a rapid translation of insights to the ongoing care of our beneficiaries.’”
“In outlining the unforeseen challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Advisor at the VA’s National Artificial Intelligence Center Nevin Taylor noted that this substantial repository of health information will prove especially useful for answering difficult questions in the treatment and diagnosis of newfound diseases…” Read the full article here.
Source: Health Records Integration, Analytics Continue at VA During COVID-19 – By Adam Patterson, August 12, 2020. GovernmentCIO.