Sunday, August 29, 2010

VA Partnering with IHIE

The Department of Veterans Affairs launched their new pilot partnership in the Indianapolis region to improve the delivery of veterans’ health information. The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis is partnering with the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) to exchange EHR information using the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN).

The IHIE is made up of collaborative partnerships with Regenstrief Institute, private hospitals, insurers, local and state health departments, and other healthcare organizations that impact more than 60 hospitals providing care to more than 6 million patients.

The NHIN will provide the technology gateway to support interoperability standards and a legal framework to exchange health information, and clinicians from participating organizations will be able to share authorized patient data electronically

Veterans who participate in the exchange of their medical information will be able to have both their public and private sector healthcare providers and doctors share specific health information electronically, safely, securely, and privately. More than half of veterans and active duty service members receive some portion of their healthcare outside of the VA or Department of Defense facilities.

For more information, call 1-877-771-8537.