The FEHRM is Driving Solutions for a Single, Common EHR
As federal organizations, beginning with DOD, VA, and the U.S. Coast Guard, modernize their EHR together, the FEHRM is driving solutions that move the joint EHR modernization effort forward within the federal space. No other health care organization in the world is attempting something of this scale and complexity, and the FEHRM is dedicated to getting it right for service members, Veterans, and their families.
In April 2020, the FEHRM launched the joint health information exchange (HIE), a critical step forward in the journey toward EHR modernization and interoperability — meaning DOD, VA, and private sector systems can exchange and use data between them.
Building upon the success of DOD’s and VA’s health information exchange work, the joint HIE is an enhanced network of private sector providers across the United States who have agreed to securely share clinical information with DOD and VA providers. The joint HIE enhances the ability of DOD and VA providers to quickly and securely access patient electronic health information from participating private sector providers and vice versa to help providers make more informed treatment decisions.
Such digital sharing of data also helps minimize the number of times patients need to share their health histories, undergo duplicative tests or manage printed health records. While the single, common EHR is the federal source for a patient’s health history, the joint HIE is what links the federal EHR information to the private sector EHR information. Visit the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record Health Information Exchange Initiative (VLER HIE) and Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE) webpages for more information.
The FEHRM's continued efforts with EHR modernization and the joint HIE is transforming health care delivery for service members, Veterans, and their families. With experts in analytics, clinical care, information technology, and training, the FEHRM is driving federal solutions for more efficient, safer care and a better health care experience for all.