May 1-2, 2024 | The Sunset Room, National Harbor, MD

Defense Strategies Institute’s Spring 2024 DoD/VA & Government HIT Summit is designed as a non-partisan, educational, & training “Town-Hall-style” Summit that offers a full-spectrum view on recent efforts and future strategies to advance innovative health information technologies, capabilities, and solutions that improve the delivery and quality of Veteran/Active-Duty healthcare.

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May 2024 Confirmed Speakers Include:

Michael Parrish, SES
Chief Acquisition and Principal Executive Director for the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC)

Pat Flanders, SES
PEO for Medical Systems and Chief Information Officer (J-6)

Dr. Susan Kirsh, SES
Deputy Assistant for Health

Brig Gen James Parry, USAF
Acting Director, Medical Operations
Office of the U.S. Air Force/U.S. Space Force Surgeon General

BG Thad Collard, USA
Deputy Commander
U.S. Army Reserve Medical Command

COL Marcus Moss, USA
Chief, Solutions Delivery Division (SDD) & Risk Management Executive Division (RME)

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Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The 26th DoD/VA & Government HIT Summit will bring together leaders from across the VA, DHA, DoD, federal government, and industry to examine current and future initiatives to drive a seamless, unified experience for veterans, utilize innovative commercial technologies & capabilities, and advance the delivery of safe, integrated, patient-centered care. The Spring 2024 event is created to encourage a real, pragmatic level of discussion and debate amongst all in attendance. Senior leaders at this event will discuss efforts to expand access to Veteran healthcare services and the complex challenges of incorporating new HIT and medical solutions that will improve the delivery of healthcare to Veterans and active-duty military.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our summit’s content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the community from Senior Healthcare leaders, the IT Community, key policy-makers, as well as solution providers from industry and academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.


Past Participating Organizations:

GDIT, IBM, Peraton, DHA, Leidos, Intel Corporation, VA, Dell Technologies, LMI, VA Strategic Acquisition Center, SalesForce, ServiceNow, Siemens, MEDCOM, MDClone, Zebra Technologies, U.S. Army, Groundswell, Pantheon Data, U.S. Coast Guard, Pure Storage, U.S. Marine Corps, Ventech Solutions, U.S. Navy, REI Systems, Red River, GSA, ManTech, Philips, FEHRM Program Office, Mercer, CGI Federal, Blue Halo, JBS International, RavenTek Solutions, National Radiation Oncology Program, Qualtrics, DecisionPoint Corp, Fortinet Federal, CACI, STI, HighPoint, Accenture Federal Services, Signature Performance, MediQuant, GHX, SpinSys, Edera, Appian, MEDWEB, Koniag Government Services, Veeam, Aptive Resources, and many more.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

The 2024 DoD/VA & Health IT Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.
__________________________________________________________________________________ Topics to be covered at the 2024 Summit:

- Leading VA in delivering world class care to the veteran community through innovation & partnership

- Providing sustained health services to enable Army readiness

- Leveraging emerging tech to enhance patient care & access

- Supporting DHA digital transformation through innovation & collaboration

- Deploying the Federal EHR to ensure interoperability & responsiveness

- Acquiring innovative, cost-effective solutions to effectively support service members, veterans, & families

- Improving the veteran digital experience by utilizing innovative technologies


At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the HIT community.

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 encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments, or ideas. __________________________________________________________________________________


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD & Federal Government 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 Summit 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 and Federal Government employees and is considered an educational and training forum. (Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission) ________________________________________________________________________________________

*Summit is Closed to The Press / No Recordings*