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Electronic Health Record Modernization

One of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ highest priorities is to provide quality health care for Veterans. To support this mission, Hines VA Hospital is launching VA’s new electronic health record (EHR) system across its seven care sites. The new EHR system is part of VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program. The Veteran-centric program and the EHR system were created to help better support service members as they transition from military service to Veteran status.

What is the EHRM program?

One of VA’s highest priorities is to provide quality health care for Veterans. To support this mission, VA is launching a new EHR system nationwide — the same best-in-industry system that is being deployed by the Department of Defense (DOD). VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration Office is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the system at all VA sites.

The three major goals of the EHRM program are to:

  1. Implement a new EHR system that is interoperable with DOD and community care providers to allow seamless sharing of records from Veterans’ active duty service and beyond.
  2. Provide clinicians with one complete picture of a Veteran’s medical history throughout their military career.
  3. Offer Veterans an improved and consistent scheduling experience at VA medical facilities and community care partners nationwide.

How do Veterans access the new patient portal?

Once the Hines VA Hospital's sites go “live” with the new EHR system, Veterans with a My HealtheVet account will move to a new patient portal, called My VA Health, to manage their VA health care online.

The new My VA Health patient portal can be accessed through My HealtheVet and You can sign in to My VA Health with any of these four accounts:

  1. Premium DS Logon account
  2. Premium My HealtheVet account
  3. A verified account*
  4. A verified account*

* Additional information on this solution is available at Verifying Your Identity On | Veterans Affairs.

Is more information available about My VA Health?

Yes, please see My VA Health: A New Online Patient Portal for Veterans  for more information about the My VA Health patient portal.

Is more information available about the EHRM program?

Yes, visit the following links to learn more about the EHRM program.

Electronic Health Records (EHR) Factsheets 

Electronic Health Records (EHR) User Guides