Combined U.S. Department of Defense / Veterans Affairs Initiatives

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Combined U.S. Department of Defense / Veterans Affairs Initiatives

Joint Plan for the Electronic Health Record (JPEHR) - The JPEHR will provide interoperability between the two health information systems of VA and DoD. The plan provides for the exchange of health data by the departments and development of a health information infrastructure and architecture supported by common data, communications, security, and software standards and high-performance health information systems. The plan will support Healthy People (federal), Federal Health Information Exchange (FHIE), Clinical Data Repository/Health Data Repository (CHDR), Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP), Lab Data Sharing and Interoperability (LDSI), and the Centralized Credentials Quality Assurance System (CCQAS)/VetPro, Scheduling, and E-portal Systems. (Joint DoD and VA funding.)

Telehealth - Development and adoption of telehealth capabilities within the DoD Military Health System (MHS) and the VA continues to advance. The steady increase in cooperation between the two agencies allows for further leveraging of assets, knowledge, and development of integrated or interoperable programs. There are six joint telehealth initiatives in progress: VA/DoD Imaging Subgroup, Teleradiology, Telepsychiatry, Hawaii Integrated Federal Health Care Partnership, Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network, Case Management (Diabetes), and e-Learning.

--Michael 15:29, 17 April 2006 (CDT)