Top 4 Care-Transition Benefits Of DoD, VA Joint iEHR

Benjamin Harris | Government Health IT | November 13, 2012

Caring for the nation's service members has never been easy. Providing world-class medical attention for the men and women of the Armed Forces from the front lines to the hospitals and clinics of the Veterans Administration (VA) is a daunting task that entails massive logistical and data hurdles.

The undertaking is a "Herculean task," according to Stu Rabinowitz, Chief Technology Officer for CCSi, which has helped the VA and DoD modernize the MyHealtheVet system. To Rabinowitz, the decision for the VA and DoD to integrate EHRs is a smart move that speaks to both organization's desires to provide "continuity of care from the battlefield to becoming a veteran." As a soldier transitions from active duty back to civilian life, he says, "Your health record should come with you."

Rabinowitz spotlighted four benefits of the joint DoD/VA EHR...