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DoD/VA iEHR & HIE Summit to Address "Agile" Methodologies with Senior Military, VA, DoD, and Federal and State Leaders

Defense Strategies Institute has announced their next iteration of their well regarded DoD/VA iEHR & HIE Summit benefiting the 501c3 Wounded Warrior Project that will commence October 3 -4, 2012 at The Carnegie Institution for Science, D.C. The Summit will focus around the notion of "An Agile Engagement towards clinically relevant, technically feasible, and financially viable solutions" towards the iEHR and HIE.

Washington, DC, August 30, 2012 --( In May, 2012 DSI convened an intensive panel discussion with senior leaders from within the DoD/VA Interagency Program Office towards the governance and architectural structure for the iEHR, and will once again host The IPO's Director, Dr. Barclay Butler and his senior team members during the scheduled Summit.

Recognizing though that integrating the electronic health records of our service men and women will ultimately involve the coordinated efforts across the entire federal and state levels, DSI will also bring in senior level experts to discuss how and iEHR can best integrate with federal and state initiatives and provide the best continuum of care possible.

A review of the current agenda, shows topics and speakers such as:

* RADM Michael Mittelman, USN, Deputy Surgeon General, Navy Medicine, who will discuss Navy's experience with Medical Home Port and the way forward with Health IT integration
* Dr. Paul Tibbits, SES, Deputy CIO, Office of Architecture, Strategy and Design, VA providing a macro viewpoint on “what’s next” for data exchange and dissemination
* Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for HIT, ONC addressing successful strategies for how the iEHR could best interact with Federal HIEs
* Ms. Wendy J. McCutcheon (SES), Associate Executive Director of the Technology Acquistion Center in Eatontown, NJ who will present a discussion on how industry can engage in an “Agile” methodology.
* Ms. Mary Armstead, Program Director for NITAAC addressing various aspects and mechanisms of NITACC to give delegates an indepth understanding on her contracting office
* Ms. Janine Groth, Director, DEERS, DMDC speaking on identity management in an agile process
* Mr. Mark Goodge, CTO, MHS, scheduled to address architectural ‘Best Practices’, and proof of concept development
* Mr. Mike O’Neill ,SES, Senior Advisor, Veterans Affairs Innovation Initiative (VAi2) and Dr. Seong K. Mun, CEO, OSEHRA providing a critical panel discussion on the business model of open source
* Mr. Joe Paiva, SES, VA addressing the VA IT approach to supporting Warrior Transition

“Almost all stakeholders in this field have a general understanding and working knowledge of the current governance structures and architectural roadmaps moving forward. We feel there is now a need to really look at how are we moving forward with providing the most effective and efficient solutions for both the provider and the patient in these endeavors. Our educational and training Summits offer a non-partisan, informal forum where we encourage real, actionable, discussion and debate, and this is a chance for the experts in the field to really role their sleeves up and talk about their unique and shared perspectives with their respective colleagues,” stated Ms. Madison, Director of Communications for DSI. The Summit benefits the non profit 501c3 Wounded Warrior Project through DSI’s personal financial donations to the WWP.
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