Cory Fominaya, Pharm.D.
2022 Senior Innovation Fellow
National Program Manager for Health Solutions, VHA Patient Care Services
Hines VA Medical Center
Project: Machine Learning Decision Support
Dr. Cory Fominaya is National Program Manager for Health Solutions, Population Health focusing on informatics solutions. His interests are in the intersection of clinical informatics, statistics/mathematics and outcomes research. As a Senior Innovation Fellow, he worked on creating Machine Learning Decision Support (MLDS). MLDS aims to design efficient cloud architecture and productionizing a decision support service utilizing machine learning models to improve Veterans clinical benefits adjudication.
Supported by Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning, the program has undergone four key pilots from proof of concept to autonomous intervention across VISN 9, while coordinating with key stakeholders including Office of Finance Revenue Operations, Pharmacy Benefits Management, Members Services Health Resource Center, and Veterans Benefits Office of Business Oversight Program Integrity Office. The foundational work was completed and was submitted to the Diffusion of Excellence Shark Tank Competition in 2016. An early application was scripted to create interactions between the clinicians and the program was deployed to seven sites. During the next phase, the program was permitted to perform autonomous interventions at multiple medical centers. Presently, the focus is shifting to codifying machine learning support systems for an enterprise solution capitalizing on integration within the electronic health records using a lightweight human in the loop user interface. The program will provide support for medical centers and administrative staff enhancing impartiality and justice for Veterans, third party payers, and VA Medical Centers.
MLDS Honored with 2020 FedHealthIT Innovation Award
Machine Learning Decision Support tool honored for its results that are driving impact across VHA
VA Diffusion Marketplace Machine Learning Decision Support
VA employees can learn more about MLDS on VA's Diffusion Marketplace.
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