View VA Health Records
NOW AVAILABLE! Use the Reliance Community Health Record to Access Your Patients’ Health Information from the Veterans Administration (VA)
Reliance eHealth Collaborative worked with the Veteran’s Administration (VA) to build connectivity that allows secure sharing of protected health information between VA and Reliance Users. Via the Reliance Community Health Record, you will now be able to query the VA for a care summary on your patients who also receive care at any VA facility nationwide.
To share information between Reliance and the VA, your patient must register with the VA Exchange (VLER Health) and give authorization by completing the VA Exchange form. The authorization will enable you to access your patients’ VA health information using Reliance in near real time — instead of days or weeks — enabling you to quickly make informed decisions that result in better care.
Benefits of sharing health information electronically also include:
- Reducing conflicting treatment and medication recommendations.
- Preventing repeat or duplicative tests and procedures.
- Avoiding unnecessary costs.
- Supporting more efficient workflow than sharing paper records.
- Minimizing delays in accessing care.
Obtain Patient Consent
In order for you to query and receive a care summary from the VA through Reliance, your VA patients must “opt-in” to VA Exchange. The following resource links can help you assist them in this process.
View the guide explaining the VA Exchange registration process: http://www.va.gov/VLER/vler-health-exchange-registration-guide.asp
Read the slides about obtaining patient consent: VA Veterans Health Information Exchange
View this quick guide on completing the VA Exchange form: Submitting the 10-0485 Form
Access the VA Exchange form: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/10-0485-fill.pdf
View patient educational video. Clinics can play this video on their media displays in their lobbies.
Use the Reliance Community Health Record to Access VA Health Records
Accessing VA health records is fast and simple. View the Reliance Video that shows you how to access your patients VA health records: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/QiB56n