Tuesday, March 23, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Sponsored by Microsoft Federal

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is on a path to leverage technology and innovation across systems to provide optimum service and reach Veterans where they are. From telehealth to AI/ML, data analytics to infrastructure updates, the VA is employing IT initiatives to integrate systems for greater efficiency across the agency and an improved Veteran experience. A panel of VA leaders will discuss efforts to modernize systems to improve service and continue rapid innovation to support future transformation.

Potential topics include:

  • Modernization initiatives across the agency and how they can work together for successful innovation
  • Using lessons learned during the pandemic, how the agency can best continue to move forward with rapid innovation
  • How industry can support the VA’s efforts to innovate at speed and scale


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Sponsored by Red Hat

Join our panelists in the video networking session for extended Q&A. Attendees will be divided into virtual breakout rooms for facilitated, small group discussions with a speaker in each room.


11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Healthcare at the Speed of Events

The exponential adoption of the event streaming platform has been remarkable over the last decade as industry and government alike seek to move towards real-time event driven capabilities. Healthcare has been no different with the approach transforming many aspects of how data is handled to improve the treatment and experience of patients. In this talk we will cover what event streaming is, and how Apache Kafka and Confluent are being applied and adopted in healthcare.  We will discuss real world examples of how event streaming is helping shape healthcare; including managing benefits, sharing electronic health records, and combating pandemics.


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Painting materials included!

Relax and make new connections at this interactive painting experience, with step-by-step guidance from our art instructor and a little extra help from the beverage of your choice! A combination of small group breakouts and full-group instruction gives you the opportunity to meet fellow Health IT attendees while trying your hand at creating a work of art. Painting materials will be delivered to your door via contactless delivery. Attendees provide their own beverages. The class will take place via Zoom for Government, and space is limited to 30 participants. 

Special Guest: Janet Vogel