Notes from our first User Group Meeting

We finally had the chance to meet and have a good time. Here are some notes about what was accomplished.

Fabian Lopez, The VistA Extension Hub Conceptual Designer explained to participants new functionality added to The Hub. We experienced the new VistA Questions section as well as the new Learning Management System added to enhance the learning experience. Angela Loosli from Idaho shared with us her learning process, the importance of a great attitude and  how she identified  the fact that provider creates PERSONAL templates, she also explained how she pulls over to SHARED templates improving the use of the System.

David Howard, an experienced CAC, discussed The CAC | HIS role - Sentinel Event Review/Root Cause Analysis. He is also preparing a presentation for the upcoming meeting about Order Dialogs 1 - Overview. Jeanette Klement our vxJourney awarded presenter and experienced CAC addressed Best Practices and advice to new CAC | HIS and provided advice in how to set the right training path. Deanne Clark VistA Expert led the conversation about the purpose of the group and goals for upcoming events. We all agree that we should have at least one event per quarter so we set the date for the next one that will take place in September 30,2014 at 3 PM EST. We are working on the preparation of the agenda, so feel free to contact us ( if you would like to do a presentation. So far we have Jeanette, David and Sidney Tarason.

Thanks for your continuous support


We are launching this workspace for VistA Clinical Application Coordinator (CAC) | Health Informatics Specialist (HIS) to provide a common place where each of us can share best practices, ideas, recommendations, etc.

Join us to our regular meetings and frequently check our Learning Center as well as the CAC VistA Questions section.

The main purpose of the VistA Clinical Applications Coordinator (CAC) | Health Informatics Specialists (HIS) User Group is to engage VistA CAC | HIS with similar interests, goals, or concerns and invite them to share experiences and best practices.

About our first meeting this Tuesday, June 24th.

We are building the agenda for the first Group meeting with presentations from experienced Clinical Applications Coordinators, also known as Health Informatics Specialists - HIS . . Please contact us ( if you would like to present a topic.

Thanks for your participation and support.