EHR Intelligence October 4, 2019
Christopher Jason

Starting January 2020, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will no longer require veterans’ hand-written authorization for EHR data sharing between the VA and participating community care providers, the agency said in a public statement.

Using the Veterans Health Information Exchange, the agency will be able to automatically share veterans’ health information safely and securely. The VA’s HIE will operate on an opt-out basis, meaning if the veteran does not want his information electronically shared to the community provider, he can opt out of electronic sharing by submitting a form.

This system will support the VA MISSION Act, which was signed into law in 2018 and launched in June 2019 and replaced the highly scrutinized Veterans Choice program. The...

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