VA Office of Information & Technology (OI&T)

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OSEHRA Posts Video of Scheduling System Industry Day

Roger A. MaduroI heard today from Kris Prendergast, OSEHRA's open source community organizer. She gave me a heads up that OSEHRA has posted the full recording "Industry Day" that the US Deaprtment of Veterans Affairs (VA) conducted on June 18. As detailed in this press release, several of the key technical groups in the VA joined forces to host this day-long event. The event provided an intense and productive discussion of the VA's new scheduling application called Medical Appointment Scheduling System, or MASS for short (gosh, can't the folks at the VA come up with good names!).

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Unraveling Bureaucracy At The VA, One IT Project At A Time

Tracy Mayor | CIO | June 3, 2013

How a small, fast SWAT team is improving performance at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read More »

VA Hosts MASS Industry Events - OSEHRA Has Video of Industry Day

Press Release | OSEHRA | June 9, 2014

In an effort to enable early and meaningful correspondence with Industry on the Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS) acquisition, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T) Product Development (PD), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) have scheduled the following three sessions... Read More »

VA Releases Open Source Policy Memorandum

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has just made public an executive policy memorandum that mandates a thorough evaluation of "Open Source Software (OSS) solutions when [the] VA acquires software." The policy also calls for the Federal agency to consider the use of open source "development practices when VA develops software." The release of this policy places the VA as the leader in government agencies innovating through the use of open source software.

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