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Modernizing Connected Health IT for Military & Government

The 16th iteration of Defense Strategies Institute’s DoD/VA & GOV Health IT Summit will take place on May 8 & 9, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia. Attendees at this two-day senior level event will discuss the acquisition and current technological advancements that are being implemented across the DoD, VA, and Federal Government to further enable health IT innovations. Discussions at this event will focus on this year's theme of "Modernizing Connected Health IT for Military & Government."

Hoboken, NJ, March 20, 2019 --( This educational summit will convene senior level speakers from the DoD, VA, and Federal Government, Private Industry, and Academia for discussions and debates on their organization’s efforts to facilitate a connected Federal health IT approach through innovative research on IT solutions, technology, and capabilities.

The main objective of this summit is to address the DoD, VA and Federal Government’s efforts at facilitating an interoperable and modernized health IT ecosystem. Presentations at this event will focus on this year's theme of "Modernizing Connected Health IT for Military & Government."

2019 Confirmed Speakers Include:
Lt Gen Dorothy A. Hogg, USAF, Surgeon General, HQAF
John Tenaglia, SES, Head of Contracting Activity (HCA), Defense Health Agency
Dr. Paul Tibbits, SES, Executive Director, OIT Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration, OI&T, VA
Karen Brazell, SES, Principal Executive Director & Chief Acquisition Officer, OAL&C, VA
Dr. Lauren Thompson, SES, Director, DoD/VA IPO
COL Beverly Beavers, USA, Division Chief, Infrastructure & Operations Division, Defense Health Agency
Col (Dr.) Thomas J. Cantilina, USAF, MC, FS, MHS Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO), Deputy MHS EHR Functional Champion, DHA

Topics will include:
- Leading VA EHR modernization implementation and deployment efforts to provide ease of care to Veterans
- Guiding DHA contracting activity in support of enhanced health services
- Leveraging new, innovative technologies to support current and future health IT initiatives
- Fostering a culture of collaboration to help utilize health IT innovations at the VHA
- Maintaining a medically ready Air Force
- Advancing innovative IT solutions & technologies in support of the VHA mission
- Enhancing the nation’s health IT infrastructure through the supplying of critical information that is accessible at the point of need
- Monitoring the development, deployment, and sustainability of MHS Genesis to deliver modernized, high-quality health services
- Delivering a modernized MHS that enables a medically ready Joint Force
- Prioritizing VA OIT infrastructure modernization efforts to improve Veteran service
- Ensuring high quality health IT access for all clinical staff within Army medicine

Seating is limited

To allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speakers and attendees, seating will be limited. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and state personnel attend complimentary. Those interested in participating in the DoD/VA & GOV Health IT Summit can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at

Anyone interested in learning more can contact Christopher Elliott at, 201-672-8745.

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