DoD/VA & GOV Health IT Summit

DSI’s 21st Biannual DoD/VA & GOV Health IT Summit is designed as a non-partisan educational and training “Town-Hall-style” Summit that offers a full spectrum view towards the DoD, VA, and Federal’s efforts to provide Veterans/Active-Duty high-quality healthcare, through a single, interoperable health IT ecosystem. This Summit will examine current initiatives being implemented for Veterans across the DoD & VA, from fielding emerging technologies to enhance Veteran care, to enabling increased access to economic opportunity.


Topics to be Covered at the 2021 Summit:

  • Achieving rigorous standards of excellence at the VA: Providing world class benefits and care to empower our nation’s Veterans
  • Integrating an interoperable, secure Federal EHR to help transform patient care & provider effectiveness for both the DoD/VA
  • Delivering integrated, affordable, & high-quality health services to Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries
  • Facilitating ready, responsive health services & force health protection to the Soldier
  • Providing full-spectrum readiness by delivering unique medical capabilities & ensuring the delivery of trusted care to the Airmen
  • Fielding emerging technologies to help drive successful health outcomes across the DoD/VA
  • Advancing quality service & increased availability to Veterans by engaging them both in-person & digitally
  • Enabling Veterans more efficient access to economic opportunity through the leveraging of the Federal procurement system


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:


According to the FY 22 bill, $2.6 billion is marked for continued implementation of the new digital medical records system, which is $10 million more than it received this year. This year’s Summit will examine current initiatives being implemented for Veterans across the DoD & VA, from fielding emerging technologies to enhance Veteran care, to enabling increased access to economic opportunity. This includes the providing of world class benefits and care, as well as delivering responsive health services & force health protection for a medically ready Joint Force.

The forum will also go into detail about how the DoD has reached 30% Rollout for MHS GENESIS Cerner EHR Integration, which is set on improving interoperability. Senior Leaders at this event will also discuss key acquisition priorities, advancing telehealth programs, & ways to integrate more efficient business/clinical processes across the DoD/VA. Speakers from across the Armed Services will offer perspective on current strategies toward implementing measures to always offer high-quality battlefield care to the Warfighter. Members of Industry & Government will also be given an update on the new Federal EHR system & how it is continually being developed to transform patient access & care.


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 bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Speaker and Presenter Information

2021 Early Confirmed Speakers Include:


William Tinston, SES, Director, Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization Office (FEHRM)


Michael D. Parrish, SES, Principal Executive Director for the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC)


Dr. Neil C. Evans, Chief Officer, Office of Connected Health, Veterans Health Administration


COL (P) Deydre Teyhen, USA, PT, PhD, Chief of the Army's Medical Specialist Corps


Sharon Ridley, SES, Executive Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), VA


Lt Col (Dr.) Joseph Ronzio, USAF, Joint Medical Planner, Veterans Health Administration


James H. Doroshow, M.D., Deputy Director for Clinical and Translational Research National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

DOD & Military, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Veterans Affairs

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Wed-Thu, Oct 13-14, 2021, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Exhibit Dates
Wed-Thu, Oct 13-14, 2021


Active Miitary & Government:  $0.00
Non-Profit & Academia:  $690.00
Industry Standard Registration:  $1190.00

The Sunset Room | National Harbor Marina
137 National Plaza
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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