New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO), the state-wide health information exchange (HIE) organization, announced that the organization is now able to connect with the Veterans Administration (VA), enabling the exchange of healthcare information with hospitals and other healthcare providers in the state who also provide care to veterans outside of the VA.
Not all healthcare services needed by our veterans are provided within the VA Hospital. For those veterans receiving care outside of the VA system, there is often times a disconnect between the VA and the outside providers when relying on paper-based methods to communicate important health information. This electronic connection between the VA and NHHIO will help ensure that pertinent information is in the hands of the provider at the time of service, where they are able to make more informed decisions about the care of the veteran, according to a NHHIO press release.
“This is a big win for NH Veterans,” Jeff Loughlin, NHHIO executive director, and U.S. Army Iraq veteran, said in a statement. “This connection helps to remove some of the barriers in communication and care faced on a daily basis.”
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