Download Application’s Files
Please read carefully. If you are in doubt about any step described below, please contact your VHA technical SME.
- The two download buttons provide ALL the files needed to install Brillians at each VA medical center (VAMC).
- You will download the encrypted, password protected files. The password is emailed to the customer contacts via email and is not available on the website.
- The downloads provide the LATEST version of Brillians.
- At each VAMC, the IT department will create a folder where the above files are installed. The clinical SME and the local clinical informatics staff should work with the IT department to accomplish this. The national Brillians technical POC/SME providers guidance to OIT staff.
- Users will run the Brillians App using a link on CPRS Tools menu. This link executes (runs) the “Brillians.exe” in the IT provided folder.
Configuration and Installation at EACH VA medical center.
- The vendor supplies all the necessary files to install the application (see above). However, the Brillians application (“App”) needs to be configured for each VAMC to account for the local VistA system’s unique features.
- To “train” Brillians to perform clinical decision support functions, it needs to understand the clinical data at each VAMC. The configuration process provides such information.
- For information security reasons, the vendor does not have access to the VA’s IT systems and the patients’ clinical data. Therefore, the configuration must be performed by VA clinical staff/SME.
- Please do NOT try to run the application without proper configuration. The executable may launch but it will either not work properly, and/or will generate M-Server errors.
- The SME will use the configuration utility app to perform the configuration and update the config files in the proper folders BEFORE launching Brillians App for clinical use.
Note #1: Under the terms of contract, we are required to provide the application’s files via electronic download (this page). This completes vendor’s obligation under the contract. The remaining tasks to configure and install the software (#2 and #3 below) not vendor’s responsibility. These tasks are performed by the VHA staff on timeline determined by the licensee VISN/VAMC. The vendor does not have access to, or control on, the VHA internal resources including the end-user training.
Note #2: According to the contract, the configuration, installation, end-user trainings, and the Tier-1 support are provided by the VHA staff. These functions require access to patients’ clinical data. Due to information security reasons, the vendor does not have access to such data.
Note #3: We do NOT recommend releasing the App to end-users before proper training. Without proper training, the users may misunderstand/misinterpret the information provided by the App which may result in negative impact on patient safety and quality of care.
If you have any questions about the above narrative, the downloads, or the configuration process, please contact VHA national SME and/or the vendor at: support AT supravista.com.
Manager, SupraVISTA Medical DSS, LLC