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Transforming data into actionable insights

Transforming data into actionable insights BIOSTATISTICS & EPIDEMIOLOGY 2020, VOL. 4, NO. 1, 1–2 https://doi.org/10.1080/24709360.2019.1704127 FOREWORD As this supplement goes to press, the Veteran Health Administration’s (VHA) electronic healthrecord system isundergoing acriticaltransition; from alargely home-grown system toawidelyusedcommercialproduct overaperiodofmultipleyears.Thistransitionholds enormous promise for Veterans’ care and is deeply rooted in our mission to provide timely, safe, high quality health care to the men and women who served this nation. The articles in this supplement not only advance this essential mission but reflect a collective recognition that data science is essential for both research and health care operations. VHA’s s pioneering work in this area began in the 1970s on the pre-internet Decen- tralized Hospital Computer Program (DHCP). The program was ociall ffi y launched at VA medical centers in 1981 and thirteen years later, revised as the Veterans Health Information System and Technology Architecture (VistA) (see www.worldvista.org at worldvista.sourceforge.net/vista/history). VHA centrally maintains, validates, and makes accessible secured EHR datasets for analysts, including researchers, scientists, program evaluators, clinical practitioners, and administrators. Ongoing development and support are provided by the Ocffi e of Research and Development (ORD) through direct funding for research and quality enhancement initiatives. ORD also provides technical and statistics support through a network of cen- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biostatistics & Epidemiology Taylor & Francis

Transforming data into actionable insights

Biostatistics & Epidemiology , Volume 4 (1): 2 – Jan 1, 2020

Transforming data into actionable insights

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BIOSTATISTICS & EPIDEMIOLOGY 2020, VOL. 4, NO. 1, 1–2 https://doi.org/10.1080/24709360.2019.1704127 FOREWORD As this supplement goes to press, the Veteran Health Administration’s (VHA) electronic healthrecord system isundergoing acriticaltransition; from alargely home-grown system toawidelyusedcommercialproduct overaperiodofmultipleyears.Thistransitionholds enormous promise for Veterans’ care and is deeply rooted in our mission to provide timely, safe, high quality...
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Abstract

BIOSTATISTICS & EPIDEMIOLOGY 2020, VOL. 4, NO. 1, 1–2 https://doi.org/10.1080/24709360.2019.1704127 FOREWORD As this supplement goes to press, the Veteran Health Administration’s (VHA) electronic healthrecord system isundergoing acriticaltransition; from alargely home-grown system toawidelyusedcommercialproduct overaperiodofmultipleyears.Thistransitionholds enormous promise for Veterans’ care and is deeply rooted in our mission to provide timely, safe, high quality health care to the men and women who served this nation. The articles in this supplement not only advance this essential mission but reflect a collective recognition that data science is essential for both research and health care operations. VHA’s s pioneering work in this area began in the 1970s on the pre-internet Decen- tralized Hospital Computer Program (DHCP). The program was ociall ffi y launched at VA medical centers in 1981 and thirteen years later, revised as the Veterans Health Information System and Technology Architecture (VistA) (see www.worldvista.org at worldvista.sourceforge.net/vista/history). VHA centrally maintains, validates, and makes accessible secured EHR datasets for analysts, including researchers, scientists, program evaluators, clinical practitioners, and administrators. Ongoing development and support are provided by the Ocffi e of Research and Development (ORD) through direct funding for research and quality enhancement initiatives. ORD also provides technical and statistics support through a network of cen-

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