Health Services Research & Development Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW) The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology, has the mission to provide a high-performance business intelligence infrastructure through standardization, consolidation and streamlining of clinical data systems.What is the MCA program?
MCA consists of a set of programs that uses relational databases to provide cost and other information needed by managers and clinicians. MCA has been implemented throughout the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare systems.Where can I find MCA data?
MCA data are available to VA investigators who obtain permission and follow Federal privacy regulations. The MCA is the most frequently used source of data for VA economic research. MCA consists of a set of programs that uses relational databases to provide cost and other information needed by managers and clinicians.What is the VA Data Warehouse (CDW)?
VA data are held in the VA Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW), a national VA data repository. The National Data Systems (NDS) oversees the request and approval process through the Data Access Request Tracker (DART) system.