FedHealthIT Innovation Award Honors VA Health Information Exchange
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Veterans Data Integration and Federation Enterprise Platform (VDIF EP), a health information exchange developed and used by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), recently received the 2022 FedHealthIT Innovation Award. Recognized for its ability to unify patient information across the continuum of care for VA, VDIF EP leverages technologies from InterSystems to deliver higher quality care to alumni fighters.
Announced in 2020, VDIF EP is a health information exchange platform used by VA clinicians and administrative staff, as well as non-VA providers, to produce a longitudinal record of the patient by aggregating and standardizing clinical data from its existing electronic medical record systems. By doing so, clinicians no longer need to search for medical information from multiple sources, allowing them to focus on caring for the veteran in front of them.
Working alongside VA for four decades, InterSystems has been a forerunner in critical data management since its inception in 1978, helping customers around the world drive digital transformation initiatives to get the most out of their data. This award reflects the success of the longstanding collaboration between InterSystems and VA and underscores the importance of interoperability in improving the health outcomes of our nation’s veterans.
“The need for quality healthcare for veterans and their families cannot be underestimated,” said George Hou, solutions manager for the veterans department at InterSystems. “Quality care begins with better data sharing and collaboration between the VA healthcare system and patient continuums of care. This award is a testament to the profound impact these solutions have on delivering the right care and decision-making information to veterans and their healthcare providers at every stage of the health journey.
Based on InterSystems HealthShare®, VDIF aggregates and normalizes data from 130 different instances of electronic medical records to support its 172 VA medical centers and more than 1,000 outpatient clinics. With the VDIF, veterans’ longitudinal records are available to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) providers as well as external providers, allowing their providers to see their entire care history, regardless of where they get treatment. With VDIF, data exchange is streamlined to ensure accurate, high-quality care for veterans, regardless of where they seek care.
The 2022 FedHealth IT Awards recognize and honor the federal health technology and consulting community by celebrating programs to drive innovation and results across VA, the military health system, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Winners were celebrated at the 8th Annual FedHealthIT Innovation Awards and Networking Event on Tuesday, June 7 at the National Press Club.
The InterSystems – VA partnership was also recognized for the Community Care Referral and Authorization (CCRA) program, offered by Cognosante. In 2021, the CCRA program won both the Washington Exec Pinnacle Awards for Government Project of the Year and a FedHealthIT Innovation Award.
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Founded in 1978, InterSystems is the leading provider of next-generation solutions for digital business transformations in healthcare, finance, manufacturing and supply chain. Its cloud-focused data platforms solve interoperability, speed and scalability challenges for large organizations around the world. InterSystems is committed to excellence through award-winning 24/7 support for customers and partners in more than 80 countries. Privately held and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems has 36 offices in 25 countries around the world. For more information, visit InterSystems.com.