Military Electronic Health Records 2015 Symposium

Event Details
November 16, 2015 (All day) - November 17, 2015 (All day)
Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA
United States

The “Military and Government Electronic Health Records” symposium will take place in Arlington, VA, November 16-17, 2015.

As part of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, the Federal Government has set goals for the DoD and the VA around the former’s Electronic Health Record selection process and its work with the latter to achieve interagency interoperability with the VistA EHR.

This Unique Symposium will Provide Attendees Critical and Timely Information on the Latest Advancements in Government & Military EHR Interoperability, Analytics, Mobility & Patient Privacy Technologies that Every Healthcare Professional Must Know.Many Crucial issues still remain within the Military Healthcare IT Ecosystem Infrastructure which includes:

  • What is the future of AHLTA and VistA?
  • How is the deployment of the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) progressing?
  • How will the introduction of Service-Oriented Open Architecture tools and technologies possibly ease interoperability among DoD and VA EHR systems?
  • What must every Healthcare Provider MUST KNOW about Meaningful Use Stage 2 and beyond and the applications to Military EHRs
  • How do you measure the effectiveness of EHRS? How do you ensure security and privacy?
  • How are Web-based hosting and Cloud Computing changing the approach to EHRs Patient Security?
  • What new capabilities are being developed in EHRs data mining and in mobile EHRs and within COTS solutions?

These questions and much more will be addressed in detail during this interactive Symposium allowing Attendees Question & Answer Opportunities with Guest Speakers, Exhibitors, Networking Sessions and a Luncheon both days.


  • Dr. Michael Dinneen, M.D., Director, Office of Strategy Management, Military Health System, DoD
  • Mr. Brian Burns, SES, Deputy Director, DoD/Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS)
  • BG Ron Place, USA, Assistant Surgeon General for Force Projection (OTSG) MEDCOM
  • Dr. Joseph Ronzio, DHSc, Special Assistant to the Chief Health Technology Officer, Office of the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, DVA
  • CDR Samuel Schaffzin, USN, US Public Health Service, Technical Director for Health IT, CMMS
  • Dr. Aaron Drew, Chief Engineer and Technical Director, VistA Evolution Program, DVA
  • Ms. Gail Kalbfleisch, Program Director, Federal Health Architecture Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, DHHS
  • Mr. Charles Hicks, Supervisory Contracting Officer, NIH Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)
  • Dr. Charlotte Hovet, M.D., Global Medical Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Dr. Stephen Hufnagel, Health IT Architect, The Information Applications Group, MHS
  • Dr. Kevin Fickenscher, M.D., Technical Director, Center for Transforming Health, The MITRE Corporation
  • Ms. Elaine Hunolt, Co-Director, Office of Interoperability, Health Informatics (10P2A) Office of Informatics and Analytics, VHA
  • Mr. Michael Matthews, Chief Executive Officer, ConnectVirginia HIE, Inc.
  • Dr. James Cox, M.D., Medical Evaluation Board Patient Admin., Div., Walter Reed NMMC
  • Mr. Richard “Chip” Harman, Content Strategy Manager, My HealtheVet, DVA
  • Dr. Seong Ki Mun, President & CEO, Open Source EHR (OSEHRA)
  • Ms. Jennifer Covich Bordenick, Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative and Foundation
  • Mr. Jeff Sartori, Senior Clinical Informatics Analyst, My HealtheVet, DVA
  • Mr. Auston Davis, Chief Information Security Officer, Stanford Children’s Health
  • Col (USA ret) David Parramore, Director, Strategic Health Initiatives, U.S. Federal Software, IBM