VA Launches Third VLER Pilot

Monday - 8/30/2010, 7:39pm EDT

The Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a third pilot program with the aim of improving the delivery of Veterans health information, while also moving the Department closer to getting a Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record in place for every veteran.

An Indianapolis VA Medical Center will partner with the large Indiana Health Information Exchange to start securely exchanging electronic health records using the Nationwide Health Information Network.

Similar to other pilots being conducted in Norfolk and San Diego, health care providers in the public and private sectors will be able to electronically share the health information of participating vets receiving health care at the Indianapolis Center.

The Indianapolis pilot program will run through the end of 2012.