12th DoD/VA and Gov Health IT Summit

“Coordinating a Connected Health IT Environment for Military and Government”

May 31- June 1, 2017

Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

Held since 2011, DSI’s  Health IT Summits are a unique forum that allows for personnel from DoD, VA, Federal and State agencies to convene in one location along with leaders from Industry and Academia that support them.

*The Summit is neither officially endorsed or sanctioned by the Depts of VA and DoD. 




Early Confirmed May 2017 Speakers


  • VADM FAISON 1-2016VADM C. Forrest Faison III, USN, Surgeon General and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, U.S. Navy
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  • barclay-p-butlerBarclay P. Butler, Ph.D., MBA, Component Acquisition Executive, HCA, DHA
  • Dr LeeDr. Jennifer Lee, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Services, VA.
  • Todd SimpsonTodd Simpson, SES, CIO, FDA
  • Col SeeleyCol Kevin Seeley, Chief, Infrastructure and Operations, DHA
  • Bridget GauerBridget Gauer, Acting Director, Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, National Institutes of Health
  • COL KralCOL Daniel Kral, USA, Director, TATRC

*Download 2016 Agenda for Full List & Schedule*


Why Should you Attend the Summit?
Held since 2011, DSI's  Health IT Summits are a unique forum that allows for personnel from DoD, VA, Federal and State agencies to convene in one location along with leaders from Industry and Academia that support them. Our "Town Hall" format is designed to encourage challenging discussion and dialogue amongst all in attendance.
By keeping our forum off-the record and non-attribution, we allow for a level of stream of consciousness and shared ideas and thoughts to flow freely. Our agendas cover the most current priorities for our Military and Government health IT communities, and strive to achieve actionable takeaways for all in attendance.
We limit our attendance size to around 250 persons in order to allow everyone a chance to actively participate and to mix and mingle with each other easily over the two days we are together. However, due to our choice to limit seating, every iteration does sell out in advance, so we encourage you to explore our site  more, give us a call if you have any questions, and we hope to welcome you in May!

May 2017 Summit Topics Include
  • - Deployment of MHS Genesis
  • - EHR Modernization
  • - Digital Health initiatives to Improve Extended Care
  • - Interoperability Initiatives Supporting Greater Federal and Private Sector Coordination
  • - Population Health Strategies to Improve Coordination of Care
  • - Developing Semantic Web Technologies to Support Advanced EHR Capabilities
  • - Data Sharing and Open-source Initiatives
  • - VA Acquisition Efforts to Build a Connected Health IT Environment
  • - Precision Medicine Initiatives at NIH
  • - Improving Medical Readiness Capabilities for Military Services
  • - Developing Enterprise Health Management Platform (eHMP) as a Data Integration Tool
  • - Supporting Warfighter Health in all Environments Through Advanced Health Informatics
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  • - 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 given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments and will receive a pre-Summit questionnaire for precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address.


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees
  • DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD, VA, and Federal Health priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
  • DSI’s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.
  • The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD, VA and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.
(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)


Exhibit and Sponsorship Information

DoD/VA & Gov HIT Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions. Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here.