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Spokane VA & Other Government Agencies Streamline Sharing Of Medical Records

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Today the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) pilot program kickoff was announced in Spokane. Local representatives from the Spokane VA Medical Center, national VLER team members from VA, leadership from INHS, and leadership from Fairchild Air Force Base were present to make the announcement at the Greater Spokane Incorporated Annual Meeting.

The VLER pilot in the Spokane region will improve the portability of health information to Veterans and active duty Service Members.  The Spokane VA Medical Center and Fairchild Air Force Base will partner with INHS, one of the nation's most recognized health information exchange networks, to securely exchange electronic health record (EHR) information using the Nationwide Health Information Network.

Since more than half of America's Veterans and active duty Service Members receive some portion of their health care outside of VA or Department of Defense facilities, interoperability between federal agencies and the private sector is essential to provide the best care for Veterans, Service Members, and their families.  

More than 5,500 active military personnel are stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, and tens of thousands of Veterans call our region their home. This ground breaking program will provide an even more efficient health information delivery system.

INHS is a non-profit corporation based in Spokane, and provides the backbone for current and future innovative technologies in health information exchange. INHS connects 38 hospitals and health care facilities, allowing physicians and providers to securely access patient information using wired and wireless technologies. The INHS network includes more than 4,000 physicians, 450 clinics and physician offices and 3.5 million electronic medical records.

VA will invite Veterans who already receive health care from VA and from selected hospitals and providers in the Spokane area to sign up for the pilot, with the understanding that their information will not be shared through this program without their authorization.  Veterans who are selected to participate in this pilot program will help enable their public and private-sector health care providers and doctors to share specific health information electronically, safely, securely and privately. 

 

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