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About the PROVEN Hub

Coordinating Hub to Promote Research Optimizing Veteran-Centric Electronic Health Record (EHR) Networks (PROVEN) logo

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.

  1. Provide methodological training, expertise, and support to investigators undertaking research and evaluation related to Cerner EHR implementation
  2. Serve as liaison between researchers and VA operational partners, and between researchers and the facilities and stakeholders where research will occur
  3. Oversee and support the conduct of five rapid pilot projects within the first 24 months of funding
  4. Communicate timely research findings to decision-makers at all levels of VA, and the informatics research community more broadly
  5. 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.





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