Description: This session, Overview of VA Data, Information Systems, National Databases, and Research Use, kicks off VIReC’s Database & Methods series and provides an overview of VA data sources and their uses; available tools in the VA Research ecosystem; and additional resources for getting information about data.
The VIReC Database & Methods Cyberseminar Series presents informational seminars to help VA researchers access and use VA databases for research and quality improvement. Sessions include information about: 1.) Available VA data and information systems; 2.) Uses of VA data in past research and new applications; 3.) Limitations of secondary data use in research; and 4.) Resources to support researchers’ use of VA data.
Provide a general understanding of VIReC’s mission and activities.
Introduce the FY21 Database & Methods Cyberseminar Series.
Describe VA data sources commonly used in Research and Quality Improvement projects.
Highlight select aspects of the content and use of key datasets.
Provide pointers to additional resources and supports for using VA data.
Series: VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure
Speaker: Wendy Funk, MS
Description: This is the first of four quarterly webinars that focus on DaVINCI’s DoD Electronic Health Record (EHR) and TRICARE claims data sources. This webinar will cover the DoD source data capture and processing flow as well as the key differences in coding between DoD EHR data (“direct care”) and TRICARE claims (“purchased care”). After attending the webinar, attendees will be able to: Describe the sources and processing flow of DoD EHR data and TRICARE claims data; Discuss direct care coding completion policies and standards for various DoD encounters; Describe the completion lag differences (‘run out’) between purchased care and direct care data; Provide an overview of TRICARE MS-DRGs and DoD Unique Codes; Discuss the use of global codes and the differences in data capture between DoD EHR and TRICARE Claims data and how they relate to OMOP.
Intended Audience: This Cyberseminar will be designed to provide advanced training, information and support for VINCI users as well as the larger HSR&D research community.
Series: HSR&D Career Development Award Enhancement Initiative
Speaker: Heather Gilmartin, PhD, NP, CIC
Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has required many VA HSR&D researchers and staff to work remotely to decrease the spread of the virus. This survey study, conducted in August 2020, collected the experience and barriers to remote work from 400+ VA HSR&D researchers and staff. Strategies implemented to support engagement and productivity were shared. This session will report preliminary findings and provide a forum for the sharing of ideas to support remote work for VA HSR&D teams over the coming year.
Intended Audience: VA HSR&D researchers, staff, administrative leadership
Description: The topic of racism is pervasive in current conversations and news events. Race, racism, discrimination and related topics are often sensitive and difficult topics to deal with and evoke personal emotions. These topics affect us in group settings especially our places of employment. Learn more about accessing antiracism, discrimination and diversity resources and examine the impact of racism within VA.
Intended audience: Researchers, clinicians, care coordinators, policy makers, educators, data analysts, Veteran stakeholders and representatives of vulnerable Veteran groups who are interested in understanding and/or promoting equitable health among all Veterans.
Description: Abstract: Health care research is moving toward analytic systems that take large health databases and estimate varying quantities of interest both quickly and robustly, incorporating advances from statistics, econometrics, and computer science. This seminar will discuss specific challenges related to developing and deploying statistical machine learning algorithms for health economics and outcomes research, including examples from the areas of health plan payment, mental health, and medical devices.
Target Audience: Researchers interested in learning about the potential of machine learning for health economics and outcomes research; no prior machine learning background required.
The theme for our 2021 meeting is “Let’s Go All In: Inclusion, Innovation, Influence.” We are focusing on inclusion in many ways, and that of course includes the international community and researchers from various countries. We can best improve health by learning from colleagues from all corners of the world.
Description: SBM is a vibrant, multidisciplinary society focused on the role of behavior in improving health. Most of our country’s most daunting health challenges have behavioral origins, and achieving SBM’s vision of “better health through behavior change” has never been more important. SBM members include the nation’s leading scientists and practitioners, and SBM annual meetings are the premier forum for the most influential behavioral medicine research. Learn more about SBM and who we are.
SBM’s meeting is the only truly multidisciplinary behavioral medicine conference. SBM’s membership includes approximately 2,400 behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians from more than 20 disciplines and across academic and industry settings.
The goal of the Collaboratory is to develop the capacity to implement cost-effective large-scale pragmatic clinical research in military and veteran health care delivery organizations focusing on non-pharmacological approaches to pain management and other comorbid conditions.