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2008 HSR&D National Meeting Abstract

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National Meeting 2008

2005 — Research and My HealtheVet

Wagner TH (Health Economics Resource Center (HERC)), Nazi KM (VHA Clinical Health Informatics Office), Charters K (VA OIFO), Weingardt K (VA Palo Alto Center for Health Care Evaluation (CHCE))

Workshop Objectives:
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has established My HealtheVet (MHV, www.myhealth.va.gov) as the online personal health record (PHR) for veterans. MHV currently provides access to trusted health information, links to Federal and VA benefits and resources, online prescription refills, and will soon provide registered veterans with the ability to view appointments, co-pay balances, and key portions of their VA medical records online. VHA seeks to increase collaboration between research and operations with a particular emphasis on MHV. This workshop, hosted by members of the MHV Clinical Advisory Board Performance Framework Subgroup, seeks to explain the vision for MHV and to highlight potential linkages between research and operations.

Activities:
Activities will involve four presentations, two from MHV Operations and two from Research. The first talk will explain the current and planned functionalities of MHV. The second talk will describe mental health content in MHV and how MHV could improve the health of veterans. The third talk will highlight the data being collected by MHV, ways to link MHV data to other VA databases and remaining logistical hurdles (e.g., OMB, HIPAA). Finally, the last talk will describe past research, current gaps in knowledge, and ways that researchers could help Operations.

Target Audience:
All persons interested in patient education and clinical informatics.

Assumed Audience Familiarity with Topic:
None


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