HERC: VA Data Bootcamp
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VA Data Bootcamp

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Each year the VA Palo Alto Big Data-Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) program hosts a "VA Data Bootcamp" conference to orient trainees to the VA's electronic health record databases and network of clinicians, researchers, and operational clinical managers. Below is the schedule for the upcoming fall 2020 bootcamp. All sessions will be held virtually.

Recordings and slides from the 2019 bootcamp are available on the VA intranet at https://vaww.herc.research.va.gov/include/page.asp?id=va-data-bootcamp-2019.

Recordings and slides from the 2020 bootcamp are available on the VA intranet at https://vaww.herc.research.va.gov/include/page.asp?id=va-data-bootcamp-2020.

If you would like to attend the Bootcamp, please register your email address for the 2020 VA Data Bootcamp via Survey Monkey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHWTPPZ. Links to the Bootcamp will be sent the day prior to the Bootcamp. If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Gehlert (elizabeth.gehlert@va.gov).

Day 1: Thursday, October 8, 2020
VA Data Access & Protocols, VA Source Data & Cancer Data, Other VA Data
8:30am - 9:00am

Welcoming Remarks and Good Clinical Practices
Todd Wagner, PhD

9:00am - 9:30am

Clinical Data Origins: How clinicians use CPRS and the effects on VA data quality
Donna Zulman, MD, MS

9:30am - 10:00am

Access to VA Data: DART, Operations & VA Publications Protocols
Nicole Flores, BA 

10:00am - 10:30am

Overview and Practical Applications of Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW) Utilization Data
Esther Meerwijk, PhD, MSN

10:30am - 11:00am

Overview and Practical Applications of Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) Data
Liberty Greene, MS

11:00am - 11:30am

VA Cancer Data
John Leppert, MD

11:30am - 12:00pm

Overview of Medicaid, Medicare, and Mortality Data
Jean Yoon, PhD

 

Day 2: Friday, October 9, 2020
Other VA Data & Resources
8:30am - 9:00am

Overview of VA Cost Data & Risk Adjustment
Liam Rose, PhD

9:00am - 10:00am

Overview and Practical Applications of VA Purchased Care Data
Todd Wagner, PhD

10:00am - 10:30am

Practical Applications of Cancer Data
Suzanne Tamang, PhD

10:30am - 11:00am

Overview and Practical Applications of VA Laboratory Data
Vilija Joyce, MS

11:00apm - 11:30am

Overview of VA Pharmacy Data
Mark Bounthavong, PharmD, PhD

11:30am - 12:00pm

Practical Applications of VA Pharmacy Data
Laura Graham, PhD, MPH

 

Day 3: Monday, October 19, 2020
Other VA Data & Resources
8:30am - 9:00am

Overview of DaVINCI/DoD Data
Libby Dismuke-Greer, PhD

9:00am - 9:30am

Overview of COVID-19 Data
Jacqueline Ferguson, PhD

9:30am - 10:00am

Overview of Telehealth Data
Jo Jacobs, PhD

10:00am - 10:30am

Overview of Women's Health Data
Susan Frayne, MD

10:30am - 11:30am

Intro to VINCI Tutorial
Laura Graham, PhD, MPH

11:30am - 12:0pm

Other Data Documentation and Resources: Funding Opportunities, References, Courses, Forums, Closing Remarks/Session Survey
Todd Wagner, PhD