We perform clinical data quality analysis and improvement services for the Veterans Health Information Exchange. We examine incoming and outgoing data in the Joint DoD / VHA Health Information Exchange (JJHIE) to determine if data is being sent and interpreted accurately between the VHA and Cerner Millennium, DoD, community provider partners and the VHA. We analyze data exchange problems and engage with external and internal data exchange partners to rectify them.
Support of the Veteran's Health Information Exchange office and their Community Care healthcare providers. The external partners exchange Veteran health information with each other’s organizations using an exchange, which is an open architecture, standards-based approach to healthcare information exchange. VHIE provides a network of healthcare systems capable of exchanging information securely over the internet based on a common set of standards, specifications, and policies which enables the bi-directional sharing of VA and non-VA healthcare records.
We perform a wide range of clinical terminology services including:
We represent the VHA at several international data standards organizations and standards related organizations such as HL7 and SNOMED to influence international data exchange standards and report on HL7 working group activities. We support Patient Care, Structured Documents, Vocabulary, CIMI, FHIR (tm) and other workgroups.
Supporting the Office of Communications and the VA Deputy of Social media with COVID-19 related informational videos, info-graphics, posts, briefings and articles. These social media campaigns keeps veterans and clinicians alike informed on important public health issues.
Supporting the accurate design, creation and firing of alerts, CDS is a broad area of concern. We analysed White Paper submissions and provided terminology and clinical feedback for CDS including Gastroenterology Hepatitis C, Cardiology Cardiac Catheterization, Mental Health Homelessness, and Tobacco Assessment and Cessation.
In 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was questioning certain data variations in relation to EHR Modernization requirements from legacy VistA to Cerner Millennium and HealtheIntent. This project examined non-standard domains in legacy systems and other data sources to check for consistency of structure, content and format in preparation for the import of the data into Cerner Millennium. (TO26)
Design of terminology models and detailed clinical models which map to international data standards
Support of vocabularies for Nursing workflows