VA Looking Forward to Automatic Opt-In HIE in Early 2020

“…Starting in early 2020, the VA MISSION Act will automatically share health information with community providers. Previously, the veteran was forced to opt into this process.”

“With all veterans automatically included in the VHIE, providers will be able to:

Better understand patients’ health history so they can spend more time focusing on what’s important to patients
Coordinate with patients’ VA care team to improve patients’ overall health, without repeating tests
Develop a safer, more effective treatment plan”

“The VHIE improves patient safety and allows for interoperability for veterans receiving care at the community providers.”

“It gives providers access to laboratory results, medications, health history, medications, immunizations, allergies, illnesses, and occupational health information for veterans. This coordination improves the overall quality of care for the veterans…”

“Starting in early 2020, the VA MISSION Act will automatically share health information with community providers. Previously, the veteran was forced to opt into this process…” Read the full article here.

Source: VA Looking Forward to Automatic Opt-Out HIE in Early 2020 – By Christopher Jason, November 25, 2019. EHR Intelligence.

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