Aim and Function
The PROVEN Hub is designed to provide a single point of contact for the VA research community to design, conduct, and disseminate cutting-edge, operationally prioritized research and evaluation in support of a safe, effective, and efficient implementation of the Cerner Millennium EHR throughout VA. The five main functions of the PROVEN are as follows.
- Provide methodological training, expertise, and support to investigators undertaking research and evaluation related to Cerner EHR implementation
- Serve as liaison between researchers and VA operational partners, and between researchers and the facilities and stakeholders where research will occur
- Oversee and support the conduct of five rapid pilot projects within the first 24 months of funding
- Communicate timely research findings to decision-makers at all levels of VA, and the informatics research community more broadly
- Curate and prioritize the EHR Modernization (EHRM) research agenda and assist HSR&D in meeting those research objectives.
PROVEN Hub Cores
The PROVEN Hub is organized into four Cores.
- Administrative Core (led by Dr. Steven Simon) – oversees strategic planning, management of PROVEN’s partnership network, research coordination and brokering, and the conduct of rapid pilot projects.
- Health Informatics Core (led by Dr. Michael Weiner) – organizes health informatics expertise and resources to accelerate EHRM-related research through support of a national research network.
- Data & Methods Core (led by Dr. Jessica Davila) – provides methodological expertise and support in design and conduct of EHRM research, facilitating collaborations among researchers needing Cerner data.
- Implementation & Training Core (led by Dr. Elizabeth Yano) – provides consultation and training on implementation strategies for EHRM-related research, evidence reviews of strategies in different organizational contexts, and technical support in deploying and evaluating alternate strategies throughout the EHRM implementation.