May 24-25, 2023 | The Sunset Room, National Harbor, MD

The Spring 2023 DoD/VA & Government HIT Summit is designed as a non-partisan, educational, & training “Town-Hall-style” Summit that offers a full-spectrum view towards the DoD, VA, and Federal’s efforts to provide Veterans/Active-Duty high-quality outcomes & advanced healthcare solutions, through a single, unified, & interoperable health IT approach. The Summit will focus on current and future initiatives across the VA to enhance the quality of Veteran health care through innovative, advanced technologies, capabilities, and solutions.

2022 Confirmed Speakers Include:

Thomas Patrick Flanders, SES

PEO for Medical Systems & Chief Information Officer (J-6)
Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Dr. Terry Adirim, SES

Program Executive Director
Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration Office (EHRMIO)

RADM Anne M. Swap, USN

Director, National Capital Region Market
Defense Health Agency

BG Anthony McQueen,USA

Commanding General
U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command and Fort Detrick

William Tinston, SES

Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM)

David Sloniker, SES

Program Executive Director, Enterprise Supply Chain Modernization PMO
Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)


Download the complete agenda for full list of speakers


Why You Should Attend this Summit

Veterans Affairs programs would see a 20% increase in funding under the White House budget plan for fiscal 2023, pushing the department’s spending total above $300 billion for the first time. The plan includes large increases in outpatient care services ($29.6 billion, up 32%), mental health care programs, & electronic health records. This Summit will examine current initiatives across the DoD/VA to utilize innovative commercial solutions to improve the delivery of quality health care to Veterans. This event will also offer perspective into current ways the VA is pushing forth initiatives to focus on addressing care gaps while still ensuring VA facilities & services continue to be modernized.

The forum is created to encourage a real, pragmatic level of discussion and debate amongst all in attendance. Senior Leaders at this event will discuss how streamlining contracting & innovation will be key in reducing overall redundancies & improving acquisition priorities. Speakers at this event will offer attendees insight into how they are guiding the important strides being made in achieving process interoperability for the ongoing EHR rollout, advancing telehealth programs/virtual health capabilities, & also, in standardizing care at all facilities across the Military Health System, to ensure the best clinical outcomes. Finally, a panel at this event will feature key senior level VA executives & private industry, who will detail how the progress made in effectively managing data & analytics will be vital to enhancing Veteran Care.

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 bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Topics to be Covered at the October 2022 Summit:


  • – Modernizing the VA’s EHR System Using Innovative Commercial Solutions That Will Improve the
    Delivery of Quality Health Care to Veterans


  • – Advancing the Military Health System by Improving System Operations, Driving Innovative
    Solutions, & Cultivating a Culture of Safety


  • – Streamlining Contracting, Innovation to Reduce Overall Redundancies & Improve VA Acquisition


  • – Driving VA Initiatives to Continue to Focus on Addressing Care Gaps While Modernizing VA
    Facilities & Services Overall


  • – Leading FEHRM’s Efforts to Achieve Process Interoperability for the EHR Deployment


  • – Improving Health Care Through Technology by Engaging Veterans & Care Teams Outside of Traditional Health Care Visits


  • – Building & Sustaining Medical Readiness as a Critical Component of an Integrated American
    Naval Power


  •  – Harnessing Data & Analytics Innovation to Improve Veteran Care



At our Summit you will have the ability to:

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


Exhibit & Sponsorship Information:

    DoD/VA & Gov HIT Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.


      Operating Guidance For Government Attendees:

      DSI’s Summit 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 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, VA and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

        • (Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)