VA, Cleveland Clinic team up to share vets' electronic health records

The Cleveland Clinic and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have joined forces to share electronic data in order to provide more coordinated care for veterans, according to an article in Crain's Cleveland Business.

Currently, more than 1,800 veterans are receiving care from both the Cleveland Clinic and the VA. Cleveland Clinic uses the Care Where Health Information Exchange developed by Epic. The VA has been enrolling hospitals into its Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record for veterans who receive care outside of the its system. The VA has been increasing the ability of veterans to obtain care from non-VA providers to reduce the delays in treatment that have come to light in recent months. Article

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