J P Systems, Inc.

J P Systems, Inc.

Healthcare IT Projects: VA Terminology Standards Support

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We invite you to peruse the projects listed below and learn more about the work we do.

The projects listed below demonstrate the efforts we have made, and continue to make, in our five-year, $100 million IDIQ for Veteran’s Health Administration, specifically the Health Informatics (HI) Knowledge Based Systems (KBS) group. These projects provide guidance to VA software development project teams about the use and ramifications of such standards.

 

We provide terminology and IT expertise and assist in establishing a common framework for the functional and semantic interoperability of intelligent, reusable health information. Our subject matter experts work alongside VA software project teams to achieve the next generation electronic health records (EHRs), to validate technical specifications through VA DOD data sharing, and to ensure that VA’s terminology standards are properly implemented. Our team works with the client to fulfill and establish project requirements and constraints, and we in turn make recommendations to external VA offices and teams on how to integrate terminology standards and models into current and planned activities.

 

To fulfill the established requirements, we also work with external agencies and workgroups. We engage with the Office of Nursing Services to define standard terminology for Nursing Flowsheets and have contributed content to HL7, including a successfully balloted domain analysis model for pressure ulcer risk assessment. We have also provided technical medical terminology services for the SNOMED International SDO, the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) communities, RxNorm, and the VHA National Drug File Reference Terminology (NDF-RT).

 

We hope that through these efforts we will be able to establish standardized terms and codes for clinical and administrative data to enable interoperability among healthcare software systems within and external to VA and to enable automation based on such data.

 

Medical Terminology Standards Support

Previously, we were commissioned with maintaining the National Drug File- Reference Terminology (NDF-RT).Learn More...

NDF-RT and MED-RT Maintenance

 This effort maintains the National Drug File – Reference Terminology (NDF-RT) content. The NDF-RT is an extension of the VHA National Drug File (NDF) which organizes the drug list into a formal representation. Learn More...

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 Native Standardization of Clinical Terms

The project focuses on terminology matching in Radiology, Lab, Medical Devices, Allergies, Text Integration Utilities (TIU), Medications, and Providers. Learn More...

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Clinical Terminology Matching

This project involved clinical and senior terminology analysts who performed terminology matching and quality assurance work.Learn More...

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Nursing Documentation Program Support

J P System creates terminology mappings for the office of the Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (OCNIO). It now focuses on mapping of Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System terminology for skin integrity. Learn More...

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Data Quality Management Terminology Standards Support

The Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE) received clinical CDA documents with small variations from 70 external trading partners. This project increases the quality of the data received from external partners in structured documents such as C-CDAs. Learn More...

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Program Management and Consultation for VA/DOD Health Data Sharing (HDS BL) and ICIB

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TO8:VLER Health Business Services Interoperability Specifications

The Virtual Lifetime Electronic Health Record (VLER) and the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), also called VLER Health Information Exchange,Learn More...

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Program Management Support and Communications

J P Systems is developing a needs assessment and communication plan to reach stakeholders and facilitate meetings.

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Standards Development Organization (SDO) Engagement

These ongoing efforts provide highly specialized IT services for participating in Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), influence international data exchange standards and report on working group activities. The SDOs monitored include SNOMED International and HL7. Learn More...

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LEGOs & Clinical Information System (CIS)/ Anesthesia Record Keepers ARK

J P Systems is responsible for creating LEGOs (Lightweight Expression of Granular Objects) Detailed Clinical Models (DCMs) to be reused across content areas, supporting new concept additions to the VA Extension. Learn More...

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Program Management and Consultation for the Interagency Clinical Informatics Board (ICIB) and Health Data Sharing Business Line (HDS BL). Learn More...

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User Acceptance Testing

J P Systems helps with User Acceptance Testing (UAT) AKA application testing, is a phase of software development in which the software is tested in a “real world environment” by the intended audience. Learn More...

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Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Knowledge Artifacts (KNARTs)

Activities include the development of Knowledge Artifacts (KNARTs). Learn More...

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Terminology Planning and Program Support for Clinical Decision Support/ Knowledge Artifacts (KNARTs)

Activities include planning and program support for the development of Knowledge Artifacts (KNARTs) including meeting support, project management, artifact updates, operating procedure development, and terminology artifact lifecycle support. Learn More...

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VHIE C-CDA Expansion

The Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE) experiences small differences in data formats of the clinical documents arriving from over seventy external trading partners.Learn More...

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SDOs & CIMI Terminology Standards

According to HL7, the goal of the Clinical Information Model Initiative (CIMI) is to “improve the interoperability of healthcare systems through shared implementable clinical information models.” Learn More...

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Detailed Clinical Models and Terminology Artifacts

Over the course of this project, we have been responsible for three major tasks: 1) supporting new concept additions to the VA SNOMED Extension; 2) developing metrics and an interactive dashboard; Learn More...

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Knowledge Artifact (KNART) Project Management

For this project, we provide project management and terminology consultation services to support the creation of Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Knowledge Artifacts (KNARTs) and the fulfillment of the associated Terminology Service Requests (TSRs).Learn More...

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Knowledge Artifact (KNART) Project Support

We supported the Terminology Division within KBS and other KBS initiatives within OIA and coordinated with VHA stakeholders to develop and maintain knowledge artifacts. Learn More...

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Patient Care Encounters Health Factors

This project is the second phase of an ongoing VHA KBS standardization effort. During Phase 1, our efforts identified 5,400 Health Factors as National or Local content, updating them to include descriptions, friendly print names, and sponsor names. Learn More...

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MED-RT Transition

At the beginning of this project, we performed knowledge matching of 3,000 additional drug ingredients with appropriate Has_mechanism_of_action, Has_physiologic_effect, May_treat, and May_prevent relationships, Learn More...

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Native Standardization

Native Standardization is defined as the storage of raw data using a coding system recognized by multiple parties. This approach allows data to be exchanged directly within these parties, without matching or translation, eliminating the long-term maintenance of terminology matching. Learn More...

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Program Management and Consultation for the Interagency Clinical Informatics Board (ICIB) and Health Data Sharing Business Line (HDS BL

This project is an extension of a previous one we completed with the VA and DoD Health Executive Committee (HEC), a Congressionally authorized interagency organization.Learn More...

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Detailed Clinical Models (DCMs) Project Management

For this project, we monitor the creation of Lightweight Expression of Granular Objects (LEGOs), which are Detailed Clinical Models (DCMs) that are reused across content areas. Learn More...

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Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Project Management

Clinical decision support (CDS) is a key functionality of health information technology. When CDS is applied effectively, it can increase quality of care, enhances health outcomes,Learn More...

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Terminology Sustainment

This task order is a culmination of SDO participation in workgroups such as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), HSEP, Patient Care, and VA API, as well as terminology mapping.Learn More...