When veterans sign the VA Form 10-0485, participating community care providers can securely view certain Veteran health information through the eHealth Exchange. VA health information shared with community health providers includes, but is not limited to the following:
Community health partners will not have access to mental health records or diagnoses.
Veterans can connect to their doctors across health systems by signing a VHIE (Veteran’s Health Information Exchance) consent form online, in person, or through mail.
Sharing electronic health records will help reduce the need for patients and families to carry records between health care providers. By signing the authorization form to “Connect Your Docs,” both the VA and the designated participating community care providers can securely access and share information about allergies, chronic health problems, medications, some lab results and more. This will also eliminate or reduce the likelihood of repeat tests and procedures which could save time and improve the speed of care.
Veteran authorization is required before VA can release “confidential” health information. Authorization allows VA to share veteran health information between VA and participating community health care providers. The consent lasts for five years.
MHIN is providing the infrastructure, training, and support of this service FREE to our clinical partners. As an effort to improve population health of our community, we are always looking for ways to reach disparate groups of people and improve our service offerings.
Please consider attending a free lunch’n’learn on July 26 or August 7 to learn more and have live support to ask questions and review the software upgrade within Community View.