VA Boston Healthcare System is a large integrated medical organization encompassing three campuses and six community outpatient clinics within a 40-mile radius of Boston. In addition to its work providing preventative care and treating veterans, the VA Boston Healthcare System is a teaching facility offering specialized training and research opportunities to over 1,100 Residents and fellows, 250 medical students, and 400 students in other areas of clinical practice including psychology and optometry. VA BHS has one of the largest Research programs in the national VA healthcare system.
VA Boston Healthcare System joined CIMIT in 2008, a collaboration that enables CIMIT to create more productive relationships with organizations interested in soldier & veteran medicine. The VA’s extensive experience in creating one of the nation’s most comprehensive electronic medical records systems provides a unique and invaluable access to crucial data for developing new care techniques.
Recent CIMIT-Funded Projects Awarded to VA BHS Investigators
|YEAR||PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR||PROJECT TITLE||PROGRAM AREA|
|2012||Simon, Steven||Interactive Medication Reconciliation by Secure Messaging||Clinical Systems Innovation|
|2011||Karlinsky, Joel||Interoperability of Portable X Ray Machines with Ventilators in Monitored Settings||Clinical Systems Innovation / Integrated Clinical Environment|
|2011||Orr, Scott||Event-related P2 slope as a predictor of response to SSRIs in a veteran population||Traumatic Stress Disorders|