This pilot enables clinicians from VA and Kaiser Permanente to obtain a more comprehensive view of a patient’s health using EHR information, including information about health issues, medications, and allergies, say the organizations.
Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NHIN provides a technology “gateway” to support interoperability standards and a legal framework for the secure exchange of health information between treating physicians, when authorized by a patient. Clinicians from the participating organizations can electronically, securely, and privately share authorized patient data, ensuring around-the-clock access to critical health information.
Ultimately, says the organization, this program is planned to be made available to all Veterans and Service members.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) received the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) annual Grace Award in recognition of its leadership in health information management.