MeriTalk: VA Poised to Issue Data Strategy, CDO Says

“The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is poised to issue an agency data strategy that will help advance the mission of caring for veterans while still protecting personally identifiable information (PII) and other health data, said Kshemendra Paul, VA’s CDO, at a FedInsider event Jan. 12.”

“’The vision we’re driving towards is using data, managing data … to support and strengthen VA’s journey as a learning enterprise,’ Paul said. The strategy, he continued, will feature ‘both continuous improvement through operational decision support at every echelon and evidence based policymaking to support us to continually improve how we serve veterans, their families, caregivers, and their survivors.’”

“A key aspect of VA’s overall data strategy, Paul says, is its close partnership with efforts underway at the Department of Defense (DoD). Both are ‘working on a joint vision and strategy for data and analytics,’ he said…” Read the full article here.

Source: VA Poised to Issue Data Strategy, CDO Says – By Jordan Smith, January 13, 2021. MeriTalk.

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