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Veteran Interoperability Pledge

The Veteran Interoperability Pledge works toward developing a framework to allow VA and community providers to securely exchange information to assist in the care of Veterans receiving treatment inside and outside VA.

“With commitments to transfer vital information and records electronically between VA and signatory health systems, we also hope that this this pledge will make it seamless for our partner health systems to identify Veterans at the point of care,” said VA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Shereef Elnahal. “That is inherently valuable for the Veteran receiving care, but it will also allow us to send helpful information to our partner health systems that they can then offer to Veterans in their care — to include information about new benefits we are offering under the PACT Act and other resources that assist with suicide prevention and identifying social risk factors"

– VA Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Shereef Elnahal

Veteran Interoperability Pledge

To honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being, we pledge to collaborate with the Department of Veterans Affairs in advancing technologies that improve care coordination and efficiency of care for Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors—especially in support of The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 and Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment Act or the Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020.

Pledge signers are committed to developing and providing capabilities that support these objectives:

  1. Accurately identify Veterans when they seek care from providers in our communities.
  2. Connect Veterans with VA and community resources that promote health and healthcare—especially VA services that lower Veterans’ out-of-pocket expenses.
  3. Responsively and reliably coordinate care for shared patients--including exchange of information about care requested and provided.

To achieve these goals, we agree to:

  1. Enable health system application access to authoritative VA resources to determine Veteran status.
  2. Enable automation of benefit eligibility determination and referrals.
  3. Enable health system application access to identify local, state, and federal health resources.
  4. Enable VA application access to health-system clinical and administrative data for quality assessment and care coordination.
  5. Advance and implement federally recognized, national interoperability standards, privacy and security frameworks related to the executing the Pledge’s commitments on information exchange and use of health information.

Current list of Pledge Signers:

Atrium Health
Emory Healthcare
Intermountain Health
Jefferson Health
Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals
Marshfield Clinic Health System
Mass General Brigham
Rush Health
Sanford Health
Tufts Medicine
University of California, Davis Health
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

For more information, you may contact the Veteran Interoperability Pledge team.

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