VLER Opens to More Vets in More Places

Molly Merril | Government Health IT | September 9, 2011

The pilot for the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER), which enables sharing of Veterans' health records will be expanded, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday. 

"The expansion of the VLER pilot program will allow more Veterans and facilities to participate in this exciting new technology," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "I invite Veterans to sign up for the program. It will keep health care providers informed, improve continuity and timeliness of care, and eliminate gaps in healthcare information."

VLER is a multi-faceted business and technology initiative that includes a portfolio of health, benefits, personnel and administrative information sharing capabilities....