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 2019 bootcamp. Lunch will be provided both days for those attending in-person; however, no bottled water will be provided. Please bring a water bottle to fill using one of our filtered water (Brita) stations. 

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

Day 1: Friday, October 18, 2019
VA Data Access & Protocols, VA Source Data & Cancer Data
8:30am - 9:00am

Welcoming Remarks and Good Clinical Practices
Todd Wagner, PhD, Steve Asch, MD, MPH & Jennifer Lee, MD, PhD

9:00am - 9:30am

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

9:30am - 10:15am

How data get there: views from a clinician in CPRS
Donna Zulman, MD, MS

10:15am - 10:30am

Break

10:30am - 11:00am

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

11:00am - 11:30am

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

11:30am - 12:30pm

Lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm

VA Cancer Data
John Leppert, MD & Lesley Park, PhD, MPH

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Practical Applications of Cancer Data
Suzanne Tamang, PhD

2:00pm - 2:05pm

Closing Remarks/Session Survey
Todd Wagner, PhD

 

Day 2: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
VA Cost, Laboratory & Lab Data, Other Resources
9:00am - 9:05am

Welcoming Remarks
Todd Wagner, PhD, Steve Asch, MD, MPH & Jennifer Lee, MD, PhD

9:05am - 9:30am

VA Cost Data & Risk Adjustment
Liam Rose, PhD

9:30am - 10:00am

VA Purchased Care
Todd Wagner, PhD

10:00am - 10:15am

Data Sources for Medicaid, Medicare, and Mortality (Vital Status & National Death Index)
Jean Yoon, PhD

10:15am - 10:30am

Break

10:30am - 11:00am

VA Laboratory Data
Vilija Joyce, MS

11:00am - 11:30am

Practical Application of VA Laboratory Data
Kent Heberer, MS, PhD

11:30am - 12:30pm

Lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm

VA Pharmacy Data
Mark Bounthavong, PharmD, PhD

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Practical Applications for Use of VA Pharmacy Data: Case Study Involving Opioids
Laura Wu, PhD

2:00pm - 2:15pm

Other Data Documentation and Resources: Funding Opportunities, References, Courses, Forums
Todd Wagner, PhD

2:15pm - 2:20pm

Closing Remarks/Session Survey
Todd Wagner, PhD