Proper care coordination begins with health information sharing between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and your participating community care providers! By electronically sharing your record with participating providers through the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE) Program, your participating community care providers can better manage your care, so you and your family will not need to request and carry paper medical records from one health care provider to another.
An example of proper care coordination at its best: A Veteran, traveling on vacation became ill and was transported to the emergency room. While receiving emergency care, the doctors were able to see the Veteran's VA health record where the community provider was able see the patient's health summary, which included immunizations, labs, allergies, and medications list - preventing drug interactions and possible misdiagnosis.
Avoid the frustration of tracking down, copying, and carrying your medical records between private physicians, hospitals, and specialists and your VA clinicians. With records viewable to both VA and your participating non-VA healthcare providers, clinicians are able to avoid unnecessary or duplicate tests and procedures. In an emergency, the Veterans Information Exchange (VHIE) provides clinicians' access to real-time health information- when and where they need it most using health information sharing and direct messaging.
We encourage you to sign up today, to share your VA health record with your participating community care provider!Learn more about how the Veterans Health Information Exchange Program is simplifying Veteran healthcare at www.va.gov/vler.