VLER


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VLER

(Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record) An initiative of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Administration (VA) that provides a common electronic health record (EHR) for military personnel that remains with the person for life even in the private sector. The VLER project uses the National Health Information Network (NHIN) protocols. See NHIN and healthcare IT.
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Most recently, MedVirginia became the first community HIE in live operation with the VLER initiative.
MedVirginia has been in live production via the NHIN since early 2009 and the VLER accomplishment highlights the scalability of MedVirginia's platform.
The company's work with the VLER initiative will involve supporting at least ten complementary health-related IT programs which are being brought under a single management structure.
Basing the VLER on NHIN technologies and standards will allow the VA and DoD to partner with private health care providers and other Federal agencies to promote faster, better and safer care," said Brynn Mow, CEO of Jericho Systems Corporation.
Topics of discussion at IDGA's 2010 Electronic Health Records Summit will include the current status of the military's EHR implementation, plot a roadmap ahead for our federal/nationwide initiatives for EHRs and a VLER, and discuss current "case studies" including the MAPS Initiative, the North Chicago VA/DoD Integration Site, and NYS's EHR/ Health IT programs, and explore the future roadmap of the VLER.