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 (JHIE) to determine if data is being sent and interpreted accurately between the VHA and Cerner Millennium, DoD, community provider partners. We analyze data exchange problems and perform a root cause analysis. The we engage with external and internal data exchange partners to help rectify them.
We support the Veteran's Health Information Exchange office and their Community Care healthcare providers. The VHA external provider partners send and receive Veteran health information from the VHA using a standards-based approach. 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 offer a range of terminology services:
We represent the VHA at several international Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and Standards Related Organizations (SROs) such as HL7 and SNOMED Int'l to influence development of data exchange standards and report on work group activities. We support Patient Care, Structured Documents, Vocabulary, CIMI, FHIR (tm) and other work groups.
Supporting the Office of Communications and the VA Deputy of Social Media with COVID-19 related informational videos , infographics, 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