VistA CAC | HIS User Group

Welcome to the VistA CAC User Group Workspace


We created this space for members of the VistA Clinical Applications Coordinator | Health Informatics Specialist User Group.

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The role of the Clinical Applications Coordinator (CAC) or Health Informatics Specialists (HIS)

The CAC or HIS has formal education and/or experience in information technology as it is applied to health care settings. The CAC|HIS must be capable of understanding the structure of VistA/CPRS and the multiple ways in which it can be configured to meet the needs of health care providers as well as those in administrative roles.


The CAC | HIS:

  • assesses and implements Automated Data Processing (A D P) programs that enhance the delivery of patient care and administrative functions.
  • being able to work with a variety of system users to help them make better use of their VistA system—from being able to answer their questions to customizing their menus
  • interprets and communicates medical center goals, objectives, policies and procedures to staff and the health care team.
  • utilizes knowledge, experience, and educational background to examine both routine and highly complex systems and problems to determine actions necessary to resolve problems via collection of data and input from multiple sources in the organization  and  customers. 
  • must adapt to changing environments, conditions, and problems. 
  • will work with complicated integration of existing health service’s procedures and evolving concepts of ADP process management. 
  • must  adapt to varying levels of expertise with his/her contacts and must be able to interpret and analyze both micro and macro management problems relating to VistA/CPRS



Blog stream

Notes from our first User Group Meeting Access to our first Recorded meeting and Note 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.…
Hi, 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.…