VA adds another exchange to data-sharing pilot

The addition of Western New York's HEALTHeLINK health information exchange to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) virtual lifetime electronic record program (VLEP) this week means that there will be 11 sites nationwide participating in the pilot by September's end, including five that exchange records with the VA and the Department of Defense, according to Government Health IT. VLER is the VA's attempt at keeping track of service members' medical records during the course of their lives. Article