Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center
Virtual Health Information Exchange Program
It will soon be easier for you to get VA health care in your community without paperwork. As of Jan. 2020, you won’t have to provide a signed, written authorization for VA to release your electronic VA health information to a participating community care provider. VA will automatically begin sharing your health information with participating community care providers using the Veterans Health Information Exchange. The electronic system is secure and safe. This change will make it easier for your health care team to make better decisions about your health care. It can also help you be safer, especially during emergencies.
No action needed
If you are OK with VA sharing your electronic patient information with your community care provider, you don’t have to do a thing. Your information will be shared automatically.
Form needed to OPT OUT of electronic sharing
If you wish to OPT OUT of sharing your health information, click here to download the required form. Print, fill out and turn into Release of Information in Building 1, 7th Floor, Room A701. Please direct any questions in regards to opting out of VHIE to ROI at (509) 434-7520.
THERE IS NO SEPT. 30 DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR FORM 10-10164. You can submit your Form 10-10164 at any time. VA will share your information until you submit your form. If you submitted Form 10-0484 before September 30, you do NOT need to submit Form 10-10164. You can return VA Form 10-10164 at any VA Medical Center. Just visit the Release of Information (ROI) office. You can also send it by mail. After VA processes your form, your VA health information will not be shared electronically with community providers you see for treatment.
Change your mind? No problem
You can change your mind and share your health record with your participating community provider. Just complete and return VA Form 10-10163 (Opt In for Sharing) at any time. You also can still ask VA to share your information with participating community care providers by fax or mail service.
If you don’t share your information, it will not affect your VA health care or your relationship with your VA health care provider.
Click here to download a PDF about the "5 Things Veterans Should Know" about this program.
You can click here to download a PDF explaining the program.
Additionally, here are Frequently Asked Questions about this program.
If you wish to OPT OUT of sharing your health information, click here to download the form to complete and turn into ROI in room A701. Please direct any questions in regards to opting out of VHIE to Release of Information at (509) 434-7520.
VHA Directive 6371 establishes that VISNs and VA medical facilities must implement the Virtual Health Information Exchange (VHIE) Program (formerly known as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health). This provides the capability of electronic health information exchange with VA and community care providers over a trusted, secure network to advance the delivery of Veteran-centered clinical care. The Mission Act Section 132 removed the law that restricted the VA from sharing electronic data with non-VA facilities and VHA Directive 6371 mandates all VA facilities participate in electronic health information sharing.
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