Veteran Affairs – Suicide Amongst Veterans

Peter Levin, Chief Technology Officer, Veterans Affairs

You might possibly expect to meet an electrical engineer, GPS expert, computer scientist, semiconductor company CEO, venture capitalist, CBO policy analyst, academic dean, and nationwide health system CTO at Health 2.0. But you’d be bit surprised to find they were all one person. CTO at the VA since June 2009, Peter has already overseen the radically successful VA innovation challenge, Blue Button initiative and the VAi2  challenge grant funds. And then there’s that little VA project called VistA. In this video Peter talks about that hopefully not unmentionable topic of suicide among our nation’s veterans. This talk was given during the “Yet More and Different Unmentionables” panel at the San Francisco Health 2.0 conference in 2011.