HIMSS Statement on the Confirmation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin

HIMSS congratulates Dr. David Shulkin on his confirmation as the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.  In an increasingly complex and mobile healthcare environment, Dr. Shulkin’s leadership and understanding of health information technology’s role in care delivery and career development for veterans will be valuable to VA’s success.  
As the VA capitalizes on advancements in interoperability, telehealth, cybersecurity, and care delivery, we look forward to engaging in a thoughtful dialogue with Secretary Shulkin and the VA team to improve access to high-quality care for veterans, caregivers, and providers throughout the VA system.

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