Federal 100: Peter L. Levin

Peter L. Levin
Chief Technology Officer
Veterans Affairs Department

The work: Leading the development of the Blue Button personal health record initiative and other health IT systems tailored to the needs of veterans.

The impact: Levin’s ideas have improved the quality and timeliness of VA’s health care services, benefiting both the department and the veterans.

The nuts and bolts: The Blue Button initiative, which enables veterans to download their health records online, has made VA a national leader in advancing the patient’s role in managing his or her own health. Levin also came up with a system for fast tracking claims associated with exposure to Agent Orange.

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About the Author

Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.

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