Abstract: As the nation’s only health care system dedicated exclusively to the care of Veterans, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is on a journey to transform care to our nation’s Veterans. After more than four decades of using the VA’s CPRS/VistA electronic health record (EHR), the VA is implementing a commercial EHR product. Health Practice Patterns are driving positive and measurable changes not only in care delivery processes but in professional informatics practice as well.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to a) describe CIDMO’s plan to leverage Health Practice Patterns to re-engineer and standardize care across the enterprise, b) evaluate VHA’s plans for establishing “test sites” to validate technical, process, and data interoperability efforts, and c) discuss CIDMO’s informatics infrastructure activities to realign and maximize the roles and responsibilities of Clinical Application Coordinators, Health Information Specialists, and other VHA informatics professionals to support both the legacy and new EHR environments.


David Massaro (Presenter)

Chuck Brown, VA