Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE)
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.
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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
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