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VA is changing electronic health information sharing options to improve care coordination and continuity of care

VHIE electronically shares the right information at the right time with participating community care providers in order to help Veterans and their health care team make the most informed treatment decisions. This instant exchange of information can dramatically improve patient safety, especially during emergency situations, we are changing to improve coordination and continuity of care for Veterans who seek care in the community.  Check back often for more details. 
 

Salem VA Medical Center has a service to help veterans with health records (local TV interview)

https://www.virginiafirst.com/lifestyle/living-local/the-salem-va-medical-center-has-a-service-to-help-veterans-with-health-records/1596757492     

VHIE Receives Distinguished Award at AMIA 2018

From hundreds of submissions, “Interoperability Progress and Remaining Data Quality Barriers of Certified Health Information Technologies,” the paper authored by Diameter Health’s John D’Amore, Chun Li and Jonathan Niloff MD, as well as Dr. Margaret Donahue, Todd Turner, Omar Bouhaddou, and Sandra Mitchell from the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA’s) Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE) Program, was selected as a Distinguished Paper at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2018 Annual Symposium. The paper presented at AMIA reviewed the VHIE’s Data Quality Program and the various tools VHIE uses to measure data quality. If you have not yet seen this research, please considering taking the time to review it here.

VHIE, also known as, the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Program, allows VA, participating Community Care Providers, and Veterans to securely share certain health information from a Veteran’s health record electronically.  This health information data is exchanged through the eHealth Exchange. 

Read the full announcement here


VA - Walgreens collaborate to improve care  for Veterans (related articles)

https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5095


https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2018/08/20/walgreens-expands-va-partnership-to-coordinate-veterans-prescriptions/#6cc05754d8e3


https://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/va-walgreens-team-to-improve-care-coordination-for-vets?feed=00000152-1262-da4c-af7b-56728d8c0000


https://www.managedhealthcareconnect.com/content/va-walgreens-announce-new-collaboration


Improving Care Coordination, Data Exchange with VA Direct Messaging 


           
 

Senior VA IT Officals Indicate Department Will Transition to Commerical EHR/Healthcare Informatics

 
 

Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc.

 
 

6.3 - EHR Intelligence

 
           
  Human Factors Engineering Newsletter, Fall 2016 Issue

VLER Health Helps Care Coordination

Military Health System improving, expanding sharing of electronic health information
  VA Demonstrates it's Commitment to Consumer Choice and Access to Data   Rural Health Community Coordinator for Erie VAMC in the news for VLER Health VLER Health/Veterans Information Exchange Program assists area Veterans in Illinois
           
  Cleveland Clinic, VA Integrates EMRs To Improve Veteran Care   VA hospitals gain access to private-sector medical records   Veteran Health Administration, IHS Accredited for Secure Health Information Exchange
  Veterans Health Administration and Indian Health Service Become First Federal Agencies to Gain Interoperability via DirectExchange