Project Hilleman

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Bitscopic is a healthcare analytics and workflow platform empowering organizations to gain unique insights from ever increasing data, and achieve better healthcare outcomes through data driven decisions to optimize care. The company was founded in 2012 by two tech industry veterans who were inspired by the opportunity to use advanced software technology to initially mitigate the spread of infectious diseases. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has development offices in Seattle, WA.

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Joel Mewton

Joel Mewton is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Bitscopic, a healthcare-focused data, analytics and product company. Joel manages Bitscopic’s infrastructure, charts the company’s technological roadmap, and generally just takes care of what needs to be done.

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Payam Etminani

Payam Etminani is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bitscopic. Etminani co-founded Bitscopic after a colleague, friend and mentor at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), John Lopez, contracted a hospital acquired infection at a VA hospital. Read More »

Samuel Shem Calls for Using VistA and the VA Model of Care to Solve the Physician Burnout Crisis

On November 1st Newsweek published an extraordinary Op-Ed by Samuel Shem titled Why Computerized Medical Records Are Bad for Both You and Your Doctor. In the article, Shem, pen name for the American psychiatrist and well-known author Stephen Joseph Bergman, presents evidence that poorly designed electronic medical records (EMRs) and over-regulation are to blame for the growing crisis of physician burnout and suicide. The rate of suicides among physicians has risen to a staggering number--three per day. Shem argues that there is a "better way," and that is shown by the electronic health record (EHR) system used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA's EHR is called VistA. Shem's view is supported by a large and increasing number of physicians and nurses. Read More »

Project Hilleman - Moving VistA Forward.

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May 17, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

What is "Project Hilleman"? The technical answer is: Project Hilleman is meaningful web services for refactoring VistA. The core principles are 1) decoupling the business rules from the data 2) performance 3) and easy-to-follow strategies and design patterns for refactoring legacy VistA code. The more interesting (and provocative) reply is that we at Bitscopic believe the VistA status quo isn't working and hasn't been for a while. Google "Congress VA VistA." It isn't hard to find evidence that many of our elected officials see VistA as a relic and are setting the stage for its replacement. It's happening no matter how much the VistA Community wants to believe otherwise.

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