JCCQUAS-Build Joint VA-DoD Credentialing Platform – System Integration

Defense Health Agency (DHA)

The joint Defense Health Agency (DHA) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) effort consisted of upgrading the existing Centralized Credentials Quality Assurance System (CCQAS) to be more secure, scalable and ready to support over 160,000 VA users in addition to its existing 150,000 DoD user base.

CHALLENGE: Business Problem
  • One of the core challenges DHA faced was how to integrate their existing data and users into the new joint system between the DoD and the VA.
PROCESS: What Has Synergy Done?
  • Synergy established a viable data migration process/system for over 160,000 VA medical provider data to be integrated in the new joint system
  • Followed quality control best practices to ensure the integration process resulted in minimal negative user impact.
  • To support both VA and DoD providers, numerous integration activities were accomplished:
    • Data mapping and migration from VA’s VetPro credentialing system into JCCQAS;
    • Interface with National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB);
    • Improved integration between a provider’s credentials record with Risk Management and Adverse Action modules to more efficiently manage potential and actual adverse actions;
    • Design a new application architecture based on additional VA credentialing requirements.

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Upgrading the codebase to the latest .NET platform improves performance and, security, and reduces the cost of system changes. This upgrade also allows the integration of VA’s medical provider credentialing process into a joint DoD/VA CCQAS. A joint system allows better interoperability between DoD and VA providers especially in many joint medical facilities.

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