Dr. Scott is a pediatric cardiologist and clinical informatics specialist who has many years of experience in the Military and Veterans health care systems. He has helped coordinate strategy for electronic health records and related health information technology, both within and between them for over 10 years.
A 30-year Army medical corps Veteran, he transitioned from active military service to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in 2020 to work in its Office of Health Informatics. As the Acting Director of the Data Management and Analytics division, he supports the maturation of VHA data governance and helps to apply VA’s data strategy to enterprise data management platforms.
Dr. Scott also serves as the Co-Chair of the VHA Data Governance Council and is a VHA voting representative on the VA level Data Governance Council. In these roles he is part of the team working to responsibly unlock the enormous potential of big data analytics to promote health. His focus in that effort is developing the data governance tools necessary to ensure that the products of advanced analytics truly benefit Veterans.