41 task orders have been awarded on our 5 year, single award $100M IDIQ for Veteran’s Health Administration, specifically CIDMO's Knowledge Based Systems (KBS) group. These technical projects provide guidance to VA software project teams in Health Informatics and the use of terminology standards.
We assist in establishing a common framework for the functional and semantic interoperability of intelligent, reusable health information for nursing informatics, Clinical Decision Support, and Patient Safety Systems.
For the VHA, we provide subject matter experts for the development of international clinical data standards. We also provide expertise on current legislative issues and provide advice as to how this will affect their EHR operations.
We hold leading roles in various SDOs (Standard Development Organization), such as HL7, NCPDP, and OMG.
This project provided guidance to VA project teams on data standards including the successful launch of the Federal Health Terminology Model initiative with active participation from a dozen federal agencies. We defined standard terminologies for Nursing Flowsheets and a pressure ulcer risk assessment which establishes standardized codes to enable interoperability among healthcare systems including CDS alerts.
For over 12 years at the ONC, we led the modeling efforts of the Federal Health Information Model for (FHIM). This federal healthcare it project developed a comprehensive information model with 39 healthcare domains. The model can be seen on our website FHIMS.org. The model also binds standard reference terminologies for accuracy.
This project provided expertise to the Business Architecture Services Program in information modeling for VHA domains and strategic initiatives and developed current and future-state VHA information models of iEHR (integrated Electronic Health Record) clinical and administrative capabilities.
Here we performed business and clinical process and data modeling for the iEHR for the VA Business Architecture office and the Veteran's Health Administration Enterprise Systems Management (ESM).
For VHA Office of Informatics and Analytics (OIA), VHIE Program, we worked to verify data received from VA partners during testing based on the data specifications for eHealth Exchange specifications (including HITSP C32, C62, and Consolidated CDA). We reported issues found in defect tracking system and communicated results back to VA partners. VHIE improves the security and quality of private health information transmission thereby improving patient safety and clinical decision making by providers.