VA is the largest integrated health care system in the US. VA has the proud mission of serving veterans in the continental US, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. You might think that VA is the most challenged health care system in the nation. How can VA share your records with all the parts of its system?
VA leads the nation in using new technology to improve the delivery of care. Because of its information systems, VA is recognized by the Institute of Medicine for the quality of care it provides. Your computerized patient record can be moved to where you are. Now you can expect your VA health care provider to have all your information at hand. This means you can get care at a local community based outpatient clinic or any VA Medical Center. Your chart, reports and x-rays are all there for your physician to see. VA has found a way to connect the dots!
Office of Care Coordination Services