31st VistA Community Meeting

Event Details
June 1, 2015 (All day) - June 3, 2015 (All day)
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
United States

The VistA community is holding its 31st VistA Community Meeting at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. The meeting is going to be addressed by a wide range of speakers, from current and former top officials of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to leading innovators for the Vista and RPMS EHRs. The goal of these meetings is to create a collaborative conference where VistA Community can network and 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.

Come prepared to introduce yourself and discuss your interest in and work with VistA as talking with the other attendees at the meeting is a least half of the reason to come to the meetings.  If you wish to present material, please contact Nancy Anthracite.  If you think you might decide to give a presentatino, bring your presentation with you as things can be added to the agenda at the last minute.  Also, we encourage you to bring your laptop to the meeting with you. It seems like there is always someone who regrets not having brought it so they can install VistA or try the latest and greatest software while they are at the meeting.

Speakers List (as of 05/25)

  • Aaron Drew, Senior Enterprise Solutions Architect, US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Alan Montgomery, National Reminders Support, US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Andre Quina, Mitre Corporation
  • Chris Rhodes, US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Cyntiia Bias, eHMP Product Manager, US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Dave Whitten, CTO WorldVistA & Central Regional Hospital VistA Manager
  • Donna Ellis, Product Development, Project Manager Cloud Infrastructure and Administrative Services
  • Douglas Martin, Regenstrief Institute
  • Eddie Brio, DSS Inc.
  • Fabian Lopez, DSS Inc.
  • Jason Hawsey, CPRS Developer, US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Keith Magoon, Immunization Project Manager, US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Keith Michael, eHMP, US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Kenny Condie, CPRS Project Manager, US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • KS Bhaskar, FIS, Development Director
  • Lee Miller, DSS
  • Matthew King, Central Regional Hospital
  • Michael Suralik, HLN Consulting
  • Mike Henderson, FHL7, Director, Open Source Product Management, OSEHRA
  • Murat Khemesh, Senior VistA Administrator, EHS, Jordan
  • Noam Arzt, PhD, HLN Consulting
  • Olivier Bodenreider, MD PhD, Chief, Cognitive Science Branch, National Library of Medicine
  • Patrick Redington, Reminders Developer, US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Paul Tibbits, MD, CIO Architecture, Strategy, and Design, US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Rick Marshall, VistA Expertise Network
  • Rob Silverman, PharmD Program Manager, PBM Clinical Informatics, VA
  • Roger Baker, Chief Strategy Officer Agilex Technologies
  • Shane McNamee, eHMP, US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Sidney Tarason, CEO / Lead Programmer, Astute Semantics
  • Stephen Oxley, MD, CMO, North Carolina Central Regional Hospital
  • Sunil Kumar Arora, HealthSevak
  • Wasim Naffar, Technical Team Leader, EHS. Jordan
  • Wayne Kaniewski, Twin Cities EMR