EHR Intelligence July 10, 2020
Enhanced interoperability allows for veterans to carry their EHR data to outside providers.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched the Veterans Data Integration and Federation Enterprise Platform (VDIF EP) to promote and increase interoperability for veterans.
With the help of Intersystems HealthShare, this platform aims to create a longitudinal patient record by making veteran patient data interoperable across VA and external EHR systems, which has been a goal of the agency for more than a decade.
VDIF is connected to 130 separate EHR systems that support 172 VA medical centers and over 1,000 outpatient clinics.
Veteran patient records will now be available to not only the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), but also outside providers. This interoperable patient record...