“The Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization program office announced this week that the joint health information exchange recently formed by the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Coast Guard has broadened its scope by signing on with the CommonWell Health Alliance.”
WHY IT MATTERS
“The joint HIE was launched earlier this year to streamline the data sharing capability among the DOD, VA and USCG and enable them to more easily and securely share bidirectional EHR with each other and with participating community providers.”
“CommonWell – which has built a nationwide network of more than 15,000 hospitals and clinics over the past seven years – will immediately bring that expanded opportunity for connectivity, over and above the 46,000 community partners already using the HIE.”
“Via the joint HIE (which offers the ability for patients to opt out of its network), clinicians will be able to access information from other providers about past medical procedures and medical notes, lab and radiology results, immunizations, prescriptions, allergies, and more…” Read the full article here.
Source: FEHRM connects with CommonWell, boosting data exchange for DOD, VA, USCG – By Mike Miliard, October 16, 2020. Healthcare IT News.