34th VistA Community Meeting

Event Details
March 20, 2017 (All day) - March 22, 2017 (All day)
Regenstrief Institute Indianapolis, IN
United States

The VistA community will be gathering at Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 34th VistA Community Meeting (VCM). The goal of VistA Community Meetings is for those involved in the VistA Community to network & collaborate, i.e., to share ideas and work, with the objective of moving VistA & the VistA community forward.

Compared to most meetings, VistA Community Meetings are relatively unstructured.  The agenda is always a "living" agenda, because attendees are free to change it – even during the meeting – in order to  better meet their objectives. VistA Community Meetings were originally almost exclusively technical meetings.  Over time, the balance shifted, so that although there are technical presentations, there are more discussions on other aspects, including implementation, support, demonstration, education, training, and community collaboration.

WorldVistA was formed to extend and collaboratively improve the VistA electronic health record and health information system for use outside of its original setting. The system was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for use in its veterans hospitals, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes. WorldVistA has a number of development efforts aimed at adding new software modules such as pediatrics, obstetrics, and other functions not used in the veterans' healthcare setting.

WorldVistA seeks to help those who choose to adopt the VistA system to successfully master, install, and maintain the software for their own use. WorldVistA will strive to guide VistA adopters and programmers towards developing a community based on principles of open, collaborative, peer review software development and dissemination.

  • Shaun Grannis, Regenstrief Institute.
  • Rob Silverman, PharmD, Program Manager, PBM Clinical Informatics, VA The real world experience of standardization of immunizations - Monday Afternoon
  • Chris Rhodes, Director, Open Source Management (OSM) & Strategic Investment Management (SIM). VA Open Source Update
  • Roger Baker, Former CIO, Department of Veterans Affairs, Member of the Board of OSEHRA. 
  • Jason Hawsey, CPRS Developer, Department of Veterans Affairs CPRS Update
  • Seong Ki Mun, PhD, President & CEO, OSEHRA OSEHRA Update
  • Richard D Boyce, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Faculty, Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing Faculty, Geriatric Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Gero-Informatics Research and Training Program, University of Pittsburgh Update on Open Source Drug Interactions Databases
  • Ignacio Valdes, Astronaut VistA. 'Time and Money'
  • KS Bhaskar, FIS, Development Manager. GT.M Update
  • Don Lees, PPS/NDF National Manager, Veterans Affairs
  • National Drug File * Tentatiive
  • Richard D Boyce, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Faculty, Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, Faculty, Geriatric Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Gero-Informatics  Research and Training Program, University of Pittsburgh Comparison of and Requirements for Open Source Drug Interaction Databases
  • Olivier Bodenreider, Chief, Cognitive Science Branch, National Library of Medicine. RxNorm Update
  • Stephen Oxley, MD,  CMO, Central Regional Hospital
  • Patricia Abbott, Director, Hillman Scholars in Nursing Innovation, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership. VistA for Education
  • Steve Rushing, Senior Strategic Advisor for HIT, Georgia Tech, Digital Health Platform.
  • Jeffrey Harris - DSS. Maternity Tracker
  • Mary Watson - DSS. Maternity Tracker
  • Michael Suralik - Project Manager - HLN ConsultingICE Immunization Calculation Engine forecasting.
  • Theresa Cullen, Regenstrief Institute. 
  • Dr Shantha Al-Sourani, Clinical Product Development Manager, EHS, Jordan EHS Hakeem (VistA) in Jordan and Pharmacy GUI for VistA.
  • Joe Snyder, Manager, Certification and Testing, OSEHRA. Vivian.
  • Patrick Redington, Reminders Developer, Department of Veterans Affairs. Enhancements of Data to PCE
  • George Lilly. Unit Testing of Data to PCE
  • Jim Bell, Registration GUI with enhancements for use of Templates.
  • Joel Ivey, Enhancements to CPRS Security.
  • Arthur Wallace, Chief of Anesthesia, Department of Veterans Affairs. Pre-procedural Checklist Tool - a Github VHAINNOVATIONS project
  • Neil Evans - Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Connected Care