The Department of Veterans Affairs has released a new guide outlining its priorities and goals for development digital healthcare systems and devices designed to improve patient care, Nextgov reported Monday.
of Digital Health Care Bookcreated by the Veterans Health Administration in collaboration with the Digital Medicine Society, aims to identify available digital health innovations that are capable of helping the US health care system transform the delivery of patient care.
Specifically, the VHA wants to evaluate the use of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and connected sensor technologies, in the delivery of digital health care services.
Arash Harzand, chief medical advisor for digital health in the VHA Innovation Ecosystem, said the goal is to find the best strategy for VA and industry to collaborate on digital health.
He said the playbook serves as a guide for the industry to learn what the VA wants in new health care technology equipment and as an internal department analysis of the current health care software market.
The guide is open for public access to encourage wider discussion about the future of digital health.