Event Date/Time: Oct 26, 2009
End Date/Time: Oct 28, 2009
For over a decade, the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs have been pursuing initiatives to share data between their health information systems. Benchmarks have been made and many have been met along the way; however, the immediate future still poses many challenges. This summit is designed to briefly examine the â€œlessons learnedâ€ thus far, but with the objective of how to apply these to future initiatives, including President Obamaâ€™s recent call for a Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER). The discussions will also include the underlying theme of how the work with a VLER and VA/DoD efforts thus far will correlate with the administrationâ€™s recent request for nationwide EHR systems to be implemented. You will have the unique opportunity to interact with a multitude of senior level professionals to discuss, brainstorm, and network in order to define methodologies and initiatives, while forging potential solutions and future partnerships. A series of distinguished speakers and panelists will present recent updates and challenges predicted for the future of their respective offices and departments. Discover synergy and parallelism between national and government programs. Learn about the armed services path towards increased EHR interoperability and a VLER. Discuss strategy for development of EHR solutions, information exchange, and interoperability between the DoD, VA and purchased care providers. Hear about the latest policy updates for FYâ€™10 and understand future benchmarks and challenges for the federal health architecture.