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January 10, 2012 OSEHRA AWG AGENDA Weekly Open-Source EHR - Architecture Work Group (AWG) Telecom DATE & TIME: Every Tuesday 4:00 pm ET WebEx: PHONE: +1-408-600-3600 Access code: 629 453 409 or use VOIP DOCUMENTS at: DISCUSSION at: WIKI at: HTML SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE at: . can be viewed with a web browser. VISUAL CROSS-REFERENCE of PACKAGES/ROUTINES/GLOBALS at: E-MAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST: - you must be registered to post/receive REQUESTED ACTIONS: Please register with Architecture Group . Joining OSEHRA is free; please join at . . To receive AWG e-mail, join the OSEHRA AWG at: . Add your comments and suggestions-for-improvement to the AWG "discussion forum" or "Wiki". AWG PLAN OF ACTIONS & MILESTONES * 17 Sep 2011 Initial 2011 System Architecture baseline * 06 Dec 2011 validated 2011 System Architecture baseline * 17 Mar 2012 "strawman" Product Definition and Roadmap * 17 Jun 2011 "ironman" Production Definition and Roadmap. * 01 Oct 2012 Product definition & certification for all 126 hospitals AGENDA/MINUTES (Related slides & spread sheets are posted at the "Documents" link given above) 1. Start: Introductions and Roll Call 2. Minutes: Approve last week's minutes and review/update this week's agenda 3. Action Items: review open action items 4. Discussion: (slides at: ) under AWG minutes . Refactoring WG Status, Afsin Ustundag, Ray Group Intl. . Product Definition W Status, Matt McCall, KRM, Inc. . WorldVista Conference at UC Davis, Sacramento, 13-15 Jan 2011 . Architecture Certification Tool and Visual Cross Reference Tool update by Peter Li, OSEHRA About the 24th VistA Community Meeting 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 draft 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. Info at VA Issues Request for Information on Scheduling Module VA seeks new patient scheduling system RFI at a349&tab=core&_cview=0 By Bob Brewin 01/03/2012 The Veterans Affairs Department has kicked off the contracting process to develop its new patient scheduling system, a follow-up to a nine year, $167 million project that collapsed in March 2009 and led VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to call for a review of all the department's information technology projects by February 2012. VA frankly acknowledged the problems with the original project in a request for information for the new medical scheduling system project released in December 2011. The department said the original project was marred by lack of planning, competition and detailed requirements, and was plagued by poor internal oversight. The new scheduling system will be built on the department's Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture. It will be open source software, according to VA, and will be delivered in increments. VA has eyed Web and mobile technologies for the new scheduling system. "There is significant growth in the younger veteran population that is comfortable using Web-enabled technology and expects to be able to do business online. Other veterans prefer traditional methods of engaging with VA," the RFI noted. "Veteran-enabled scheduling would allow veterans to determine desired interactions with VHA and support VHA's response to those preferences," the RFI said. "Veterans should be able to engage with VHA through the Internet, phone, automated phone systems and mobile devices when scheduling appointments, verifying appointments, and receiving reminders and updates." Interested vendors should reply to the RFI by Jan. 31. Steve ____________________________________________ Stephen P. Hufnagel, Ph.D., The Information Applications Group (TIAG) contractor supporting Military Health System (MHS) and VA VistA Custodial Agent 5205 Leesburg Pike, Skyline 1, Suite 1000, Falls Church, VA 22041 703-681-3900 x1037-desk TIAG Office: 1760 Reston Parkway, Suite 510, Reston, VA 20190 703-437-7878, , US Mail: PO Box 8097, Falls Church, VA 22041 703-575-7912-mobile, 703-995-0841-eFAX, "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat." Theodore Roosevelt. (Paris Sorbonne, 1910)