18th Annual DoD/VA & GOV Health IT Summit

To protect the health and safety of attendees, this event has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns. 

New Dates: 7/8-7/9/2020

The 18th Annual DoD/VA & Government HIT Summit is designed as a “Town Hall” style forum that focuses on the DoD, VA and Federal’s efforts at facilitating an affordable, interoperable and modernized health IT environment. This event will discuss acquisition priorities and current innovations in technology that are being integrated across the DoD, VA, and Federal Government to further enable a compatible, innovative, & secure electronic health record system for all active duty & veterans.


Topics to be Covered at the 2020 Summit:

  • Developing an affordable, innovative, secure HIT environment in support of combatant commands, service members, Veterans, and their families.
  • Guiding the implementation of MHS Genesis for high-quality healthcare delivery that improves patient safety & quality.
  • Ensuring the EHR modernization and integration is seamless, secure, & interoperable.
  • Facilitating an effective MHS transition that supports the lethality of the force and sustains high quality medical care throughout the enterprise.
  • Striving to maximize the contributions of small business in DHA acquisitions.
  • Optimizing the delivery of HIT solutions to the MHS through exceptional information & technology.
  • Ensuring the global delivery of quality, cost-effective healthcare to Warfighter & their families.
  • Collaborating with VA’s business partners, customers, in order to strategically create the best experience for all veterans.
  • Prioritizing AI R&D to improve Veterans' health & public health initiatives.


At our Summit you will have the ability to:


Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing health information technology professionals.


Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover the most up-to-date HIT initiatives and technologies.


Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.


Why You Should Attend this Summit


At DSI’s 18th Annual DoD/VA and Government HIT Summit, representatives from the DoD, VA, Government Agencies, academia, and private industry will convene in a ‘Town-Hall’ type setting for the opportunity to further explain how their organization is currently trying to integrate emerging technologies for a connected Federal health IT approach.

This Summit will detail the various efforts being undertaken across the Federal Government, Military Services, and industry that are aiming to deliver a collaborative, innovative, & secure health care system that ensures Warfighter readiness, improves the safety & quality of care to our nation’s Veterans, and lowers the overall cost of providing this specialized healthcare. At the DoD/VA and Gov. HIT Summit, you will have the opportunity to sit in on intuitive discussions and network with the senior leaders and relevant stakeholders in the community tasked with making a compatible electronic record system for the DoD & VA a reality. This event will also feature a panel discussion on the recent emergence of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence at the VA that is aiming to help improve the health outcomes for our nation’s heroes.

The 2020 DoD/VA & Government HIT Summit attendees will be able to learn, share, and connect with our invited senior level speakers and delegates, as our event will provide a unique viewpoint into the current efforts to deliver a modernized healthcare system that enables actionable, precise decision-making and includes the opportunities and challenges associated with shaping the future of health & healthcare delivery for the MHS. It will also provide an update on where and when MHS Genesis will be going live across the U.S.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our summit's content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the community from Senior Healthcare leaders, the IT Community, key policy-makers, as well as solution providers from industry and academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Top 2020 Confirmed Speakers:

Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D., Under Secretary for Benefits, VA


William J. Tinston, SES, Program Executive Officer, PEO Defense Healthcare Management Systems


Dr. Paul Tibbits, SES, Executive Director, Office of Technical Integration, Office of Information and Technology (OIT) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)


Karen L. Brazell, SES, & Other Senior Representatives, Principal Executive Director & Chief Acquisition Officer, OAL&C, VA


Dr. Ryan Vega, SES, Executive Director, VHA Innovation Ecosystem

COL Francisco Dominicci, USA, Chief, Solution Delivery Division, Defense Health Agency


CAPT Joseph Cohn, USN, Ph.D., Chief, Research Program Division, J9, DHA

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, DOD & Military, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Veterans Affairs, CIA, Coast Guard

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Wed-Thu, Jul 8-9, 2020, 8:00am - 5:00pm ET


Government:  $0.00
Industry/Contractor Registration:  $1190.00

Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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