HIMSS20 Digital Session – A Conversation on Digital Strategy With VA CIO Jim Gfrerer

August 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the U.S. healthcare system to unleash innovative approaches to meet unprecedented needs. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been on a transformational journey to create foundational change in its technologies and systems to maximize their impact on veteran care.

Join HIMSS for a lively conversation with VA CIO Jim Gfrerer to explore how COVID-19 has forced the VA to accelerate its digital transformation strategy to stay ahead of demand, replacing outdated technologies and systems to meet patient needs.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how the VA accelerated its digital transformation strategy
  • ee how industry is helping government protect veteran and patient safety during the pandemic
  • Learn about COVID-19 related opportunities available with the VA


James P. “Jim” Gfrerer, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Richard J. Tubb, MD, Brigadier General (Retired) and Former Chief White House Physician

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