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VA Care Coordination for Improved Outcomes Challenge


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Informational webinar to learn more about the challenge and get your questions answered by the VA.

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VA Care Coordination for Improved Outcomes Challenge

  1. 1. VA Care Coordination for Improved Outcomes Challenge Informational Webinar May 18, 2015
  2. 2. Introductions Department of Veterans Affairs Health 2.0 Jonathan Nebeker Jennifer David Merry Ward Graeme Ossey
  3. 3. Challenge Description This challenge seeks algorithms (methods, processes and/or tools) for identifying redundancies, gaps, conflicts, and interactions among care-plan items and other data. •Focus on at least one of the following health concerns: mental health, chronic pain, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease •The solutions should address the following care plan items: medications, laboratory-test orders. Goals or parameters for treatment, home-health nursing care plans, inpatient nursing care plans, physical therapy/exercise regimens, and counseling regimens should also be considered. •Methods should account for laboratory results and medical conditions. The solutions may also describe how they would use goals in their methods.
  4. 4. Goal: A single, coherent patient-centered treatment plan VA aims to create capability in its EHR for a single plan of care. This plan of care will relate conditions, interventions, measurable observations, and goals. VA will also receive data form DoD and community care providers. EHR needs to help user with clinical reconciliation.
  5. 5. Goal: A single, coherent patient-centered treatment plan Gaps: ◦ Active condition does not have an assigned intervention Conflicts ◦ dietary restrictions and recommendations. ◦ recommendations in type of daily activity and exercise. ◦ Medications that may make recommended activity, exercise, or activities of daily living (ADL) difficult (e.g., diuretics may interfere with exercise or activities outside the home; medications that increase risk of falls; medications that interfere with sleep) Not interested in drug-drug interactions that current solutions manage.
  6. 6. Submission Requirements Phase I Phase II • Written description (up to 3 pages) • Describe methods, processes and/or tools to identify redundancies, gaps, conflicts and interactions among care- plans, what data is necessary and how you would incorporate these data • A slide deck with illustrations of how the algorithms would be used (no more than 10 slides) • All items from Phase I • Link to working application
  7. 7. Evaluation Criteria Potential to resolve care coordination issues and integrate data from the VA as well as external sources (50%) How well the methods scale to produce content (algorithms) for various use cases (25%) Potential and realistic plans for adoption (15%) Innovative and elegant (10%)
  8. 8. Timeline Challenge Launch: April 28, 2015 Phase I Submission Deadline: July 13, 2015 Finalists Announced: Early August Phase II Launches: August 10, 2015 Phase II Submission Deadline: November 2, 2015 Winners Announced Early December
  9. 9. Prizes Phase I: 5 finalists - $5,000 each Phase II: ◦First Place: $200,000 ◦Second Place: $50,000 ◦Third Place: $25,000
  10. 10. Questions? Contact Jennifer David at: