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The Latest in VA Connected Care

9:30am - 10:30am Thursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
Hall F 9100| Interoperability Showcase | Theater


This session will be broken into (3)20-minute segments.

Session Name: VA Blue Button Updates 
Dawn Klein, MSW, Iowa City VA Health Care System, (Affiliate) - Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research & Evaluation (CADRE) & Veterans Rural Health Resource Center
The University of Iowa, Research Manager (
Session Description: A review of VA Blue Button highlighting Veteran access to their medical images.

Session Name: Tele-ICU
Nicholas Muhlenbruch, MS, Biomedical Engineer, VHA Healthcare Technology Management, Veterans Health Administration (
Session Description: Expanding the VHA Tele ICU Program into the Department of Defense. The struggles and successes of making two different government agencies interoperable and using technology to bridge the gap.

Session Name: VA on FHIR
Drew Myklegard, Executive Director, Project Special Forces, Office of Information & Technology (
Shawn Hardenbrook, MSW, PMP, Director of Web and Mobile Solutions, under the Office of Connected Care, Veterans Health Administration (
Session Description:
Describe VA’s FHIR APIs and how developers can use them:
1. Describe VA’s FHIR APIs
2. Describe the work that has been done to connect commercial and open source Mobile Apps to VA’s FHIR APIs
3. Describe how application developers can use VA FHIR APIs


Department of Veterans Affairs Iowa City Health Ca
Management Analyst,
Biomedical Engineer,
VA Midwest Health Care Network VISN 23
Director, Web & Mobile Solutions,
Department of Veterans Affairs


Government or Public Policy Professional