Federal News Network: VA accelerates IT modernization to handle more vets seeking care under PACT Act

Paul Brubaker, the VA’s deputy chief information officer of strategic integration for emerging concepts, said the PACT Act marks the latest in a series of major events — including the COVID-19 pandemic and the MISSION Act — that’s required the VA to step up its delivery of veteran services.

“There’s been a number of inflection points, each driving a higher level of activity in the department, in terms of our digital transformation agenda, and has really accelerated our journey to that digital transformation,” Brubaker said Thursday at AFCEA Bethesda’s Health IT Summit. “It’s really challenged the department to take a look at all the innovation that we’ve introduced in the organization over the last four or five years, and take it to an entirely new level.” … Read the full article here.

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