Press Release: VA completes secure transfer of Veteran data ahead of new electronic health record launch

“The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it completed transferring patient data into its new electronic health record (EHR) solution in preparation for the system’s launch in the Pacific Northwest later this month.”

“The Oct. 1 migration includes clinical and demographic data for approximately 88,000 Veterans and equips VA health care providers with a longitudinal view of patient information when using the Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) solution at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Spokane, Washington…”

“When the new EHR launches, VA clinicians and administrative staff at the facility will be able to easily access, verify and update patient information directly within the EHR itself, rather than using multiple systems. This information includes patient medications, allergies, immunizations, past medical procedures and ongoing health concerns, as well as demographic details, such as address, phone and emails.”

“With this information more accessible, VA health care providers will be able to view patient medical histories that will support clinical decision-making and improve Veteran health results.”

“VA’s transfer of active patient data into the new EHR is the latest of several EHRM milestones…” Read the full press release here.

Source: VA completes secure transfer of Veteran data ahead of new electronic health record launch – October 15, 2020. VA.

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