National Capitol Area Chapter In-Person: Health Data and Interoperability

September 16, 2021 | Chapter Event

Join the HIMSS National Capitol Area Chapter on September 16 at 5:30 pm ET for their first event back in-person as they discuss health data interoperability as it applies to population health with esteemed panelists from the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Defense Health Agency and the Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization program office. This panel will discuss data interoperability as it relates to the EHR rollout and the large patient health data sets that impact population health across Federal agencies.


John Scott, Acting Director of Data Management and Analytics, Veterans Health Administration
Dr. John Scott is a board-certified clinical informatics specialist and pediatric cardiologist with many years of experience using electronic health records and coordinating governance around Military and Veterans health information systems. He retired from military service in January 2020, did a few months of consulting, and then joined the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). As a physician informaticist and the Acting Director of the Data Management and Analytics section in VHA's Office of Health Informatics, he is helping to advance VA's data management strategy, striving to optimize its value to Veterans, and promoting VA collaboration with the military and other health care partners.

Lance Scott, Director, Federal Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) Solution Integration
Mr. Lance Scott Serves as the Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) program office's Solution Integration Director, Program Manager for the Defense Medical Information Exchange (DMIX) program and the Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) program office Interoperability/Data Systems Assistant Program Manager (APM). In these roles, he manages all aspects of joint solutions integration - among DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Interoperability, and DMIX - which focuses on health data sharing among DoD, VA, and private sector partners. Mr. Scott directs program planning, budgeting, research and development, testing, production, fielding, and sustainment efforts. He also leads information technology acquisition strategies, processes and procedures to fulfill Defense Acquisition Program requirements.

Mr. Scott's expertise includes over 15 years of acquisition experience, beginning with the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Command, Control Communications - Tactical organization in 2001. He served as APM for the U.S. Army's Global Command and Control System as well as the Deputy Program Manager of the Net Enabled Command and Control program for the Defense Information Systems Agency. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Scott led initiatives under the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology), which improved analytic capabilities and network modernization practices, resulting in a cost avoidance of more than $30 million. Mr. Scott served 22 years in the U.S. Army and retired in 2010.

Mr. Scott received his Master of Science in Computer Resources and Information Management and his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry. He completed the Command and General Staff Officer Course at the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College. In addition, Mr. Scott holds Program Management III, Information Technology II, and Systems Engineering I from the Defense Acquisition University.

Chris Nichols, Program Manager, Enterprise Intelligence & Data Solutions (EIDS), Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems (PEO DHMS)
As the Program Manager for Enterprise Intelligence & Data Solutions (EIDS), Chris Nichols is responsible for delivering data solutions around a digital health hub model; rationalizing legacy data capabilities; orchestrating integration for systems such as MHS GENESIS; and providing enterprise clinical intelligence to include clinical support applications, readiness reporting, research, 'big data' techniques, and dashboards for the entire Military Health System (MHS) and other federal partners.


5:30 - 6:30 pm: Networking
6:30 - 7:30 pm: Program

Proof of vaccination will be required before admittance into the event. This meeting will be located at: LMI Building, 7940 Jones Branch Dr, Tysons, VA 22102

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