Federal 100: Charles J. De Sanno

Charles J. De Sanno
Executive Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Engineering
Office of Information and Technology
Veterans Affairs Department

The work: Championing the development of a secure, cloud-based infrastructure for sharing medical data and improving care for veterans.

The impact: VA clinicians can now access patient records and information on medications and lab results at patients’ bedsides using tablet PCs.

The nuts and bolts: De Sanno acted aggressively to create a secure foundation for mobile apps at VA. His work also led to development of a pilot program in which severely ill veterans use VA-issued iPads to manage their care and interact with doctors, thereby increasing communication while minimizing the need for patients to travel to medical centers.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

John Zyskowski is a senior editor of Federal Computer Week. Follow him on Twitter: @ZyskowskiWriter.

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