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DoD/VA Interagency Program Office

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The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD)/Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Interagency Program Office is to lead and coordinate the adoption of and contribution to national health data standards to ensure interoperability among DoD, VA, and private sector healthcare worldwide.

Program Overview

The DoD/VA Interagency Program Office (IPO) defines interoperability as the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange and use information. This program jointly oversees and monitors the efforts of the DoD and VA to implement national health data standards for interoperability and acts as the single point of accountability for identifying, monitoring, and approving the clinical and technical data standards and profiles. DoD/VA IPO ensures seamless integration of health data between the two departments and private healthcare providers. It closely collaborates with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), standards development organizations (SDO), and other public and private partners to support national interoperability efforts.

9th FEHRM Industry Interoperability Roundtable

The Innovation Pathway to Achieve Seamless Care

January 29, 2020
8:30AM - 4:30PM ET


Location

Deloitte, Room 15108
1919 N Lynn Street
Arlington, VA, 22209

On January 29, 2020, the Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) will facilitate the 9th FEHRM Industry Interoperability Roundtable. The theme for this year is “The Innovation Pathway to Achieve Seamless Care.” Speakers from the DoD and VA will discuss project updates, and industry discussion will revolve around interoperability influences and lessons learned on delivering quality patient care. We will facilitate the Roundtable in an effective and efficient manner, welcoming participants who possess relevant broad-based knowledge and experience. This event is open to the public.

Agenda

Detailed agenda with confirmed speakers is forthcoming and will be distributed to those who RSVP prior to the event. High-level agenda topics include:

  • DoD and VA Updates
  • Health Data Sharing Updates
  • Federal Partner updates
  • Industry Leader Panels

RSVP Today!

If you have any questions about this event, please contact dha.ncr.peo-ipo.mbx.ipo-strategic-coordination@mail.mil

DoD/VA IPO News

The IPO welcomes you to read IPO's eleventh edition of our bulletin, The IPO Bridge. Inside, we highlight our establishment of governance bodies and processes to provide functional, technical, and acquisition guidance, as well as adjudicate and document joint decisions on issues impacting the joint EHR across the Departments. We also feature our 7th semi-annual DoD/VA Industry Interoperability Roundtable, our presentation at the 2018 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, and our recent accomplishments collaboration with our partners in health. Lastly, we recognize our Director, Dr. Lauren Thompson, and our Chief of Staff, Ms. Camala Price, as recipients of the 2019 FedHealthIT 100 Award. If you have feedback or questions, please feel free to contact us at dha.ncr.peo-ipo.mbx.ipo@mail.mil.

Download the December 2018 Issue

The IPO invites you to read the 10th edition of our bulletin, the IPO Bridge. This issue highlights our priorities and accomplishments to enhance interoperability, including the VA’s establishment of the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization, the DoD's media roundtable discussing MHS GENESIS, and our participation in Health Level Seven® International’s ballot cycle on health data standards. We also recognize Ms. Ayanna Bailey, who was chosen as the division winner in the third-quarter OIT Employee of the Quarter award, for her significant contributions to the VA’s mission to improve healthcare for our Veterans. If you have feedback or questions, please feel free to contact us at dha.ncr.peo-ipo.mbx.ipo@mail.mil.

Download the September 2018 Issue

We are proud to introduce the ninth edition of our quarterly bulletin, the IPO Bridge. Inside, we celebrate the VA’s electronic health record contract award and ongoing modernization efforts, highlight the U.S. Coast Guard’s plans to implement MHS GENESIS, and showcase our interagency efforts to coordinate and collaborate with external partners across the health IT community to ensure our service members, veterans, and their families receive the best possible care. If you have feedback or questions, please feel free to contact us at dha.ncr.peo-ipo.mbx.ipo@mail.mil.

Download the June 2018 Issue

We welcome you to read our eighth edition of our quarterly bulletin, The IPO Bridge. In this issue, we welcome our new Deputy Director, Dr. Helga Rippen, highlight our participation at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s 2018 Conference and Exhibition, and provide updates on the latest modernization efforts by the DoD and VA to enhance health data interoperability. In addition, we share our recent accomplishments and external engagements and showcase our continued efforts to collaborate with our partners in health. If you have feedback or questions, please feel free to contact us at dha.ncr.peo-ipo.mbx.ipo@mail.mil.

Download the March 2018 Issue

The IPO invites you to read the sixth edition of our quarterly bulletin, The IPO Bridge. Inside, we recognize our Chief Medical Information Officers for receiving the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems Award, highlight our Joint Modernization & Interoperability Hub, a new entity of the IPO to support the DoD and VA's electronic health record modernization efforts, and share our recent activities and accomplishments. If you have feedback or questions, please contact dha.ncr.peo-ipo.mbx.ipo@mail.mil.

Download the December 2017 Issue

The IPO invites you to read the sixth edition of our quarterly bulletin, The IPO Bridge. Inside, we recognize our Chief Medical Information Officers for receiving the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems Award, highlight our Joint Modernization & Interoperability Hub, a new entity of the IPO to support the DoD and VA's electronic health record modernization efforts, and share our recent activities and accomplishments. If you have feedback or questions, please contact dha.ncr.peo-ipo.mbx.ipo@mail.mil.

Download the September 2017 Issue

We invite you to read the IPO's fifth edition of our bulletin, The IPO Bridge. This issue showcases our external engagements this quarter and our efforts to ensure the highest level of health data interoperability within electronic health records belonging to the DoD, VA, and private partners, to improve healthcare for service members, veterans, and their families. In addition, we welcome our Acting Deputy Director and highlight our recent activities and accomplishments. If you have feedback or questions, please contact dha.ncr.peo-ipo.mbx.ipo@mail.mil.

Download the June 2017 Issue

The IPO proudly presents the fourth edition of our bulletin, The IPO Bridge. Inside, you will read about our recent accomplishments and priorities, including our membership to The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association, the launch of MHS GENESIS, Department of Defense's new electronic health record, as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs' recent modernization efforts. We also recognize Mr. Kenneth Blount for his efforts as the IPO's Innovation Lead. If you have feedback or questions, please contact dha.ncr.peo-ipo.mbx.ipo@mail.mil.

Download the March 2017 Issue

The IPO welcomes you to read the third edition of our bulletin, The IPO Bridge. This issue highlights the IPO's priorities and accomplishments as we begin Fiscal Year 2017, including our continued efforts to collaborate with our partners in health and to enhance health data interoperability. Specifically, we discuss our participation in Health IT Day hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, our co-hosting of the DoD/VA Industry Interoperability Roundtable, and our presentation at the 2016 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium. We also recognize Mr. Christopher Hills as our Employee of the Quarter. If you have feedback or questions, please contact dha.ncr.peo-ipo.mbx.ipo@mail.mil.

Download the December 2016 Issue

The IPO invites you to read the second edition of our bulletin, The Bridge. Inside Volume 2, we provide exciting updates regarding achievements and engagements throughout the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2016. Specifically, we welcome our new Deputy Director, Mr. Steven Schliesman, provide highlights from the 2016 Defense Health Information Technology Symposium, and discuss our participation in Health Level Seven International’s (HL7) balloting process. We would like to thank you for your continued support in achieving our global interoperability and modernization goals. If you have feedback or questions, please contact dha.ncr.peo-ipo.mbx.ipo@mail.mil.

Download the September 2016 Issue

We invite you to read the IPO bulletin, The Bridge, which is a quarterly publication focusing on IPO’s recent accomplishments, key engagements, and future priorities in enhancing interoperability. Inside this issue, we showcase a message from IPO Director Dr. Lauren Thompson, highlight exciting milestones within each of the IPO’s Divisions, and recognize Mr. Poeu Kong as our Employee of the Quarter.  If you have feedback or questions, please contact dha.ncr.peo-ipo.mbx.ipo@mail.mil.

Download the June 2016 Issue

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