VA doesn't obtain medical records from DoD hospitals and medical facilities electronically. Additionally, VA will order tests that have already been done at a DoD medical facility. Sharing records and tests electronically saves time, money and paper. This should work both ways, i.e. VA to DoD facility and DoD facility to VA.
Whenever a Veterans wants to acquire his or her medical records, physician notes, labs, pathology reports, xray and CT scan reports, it is a tedious process involving printing of records on lots of paper. These records are asked by patients to keep records for themselves or for another physician/facility where they may transfer care, etc.
1. It is on paper, which can be easily lost, destroyed... more »
I've developed a web site at www.soapnote.org as a prototype for my suggestion. What I envision is a forum for clinical providers to collaborate... more »
My solution to cover all patients, including homeless veterans:
It would much easier to fulfill those records requests on CD or DVD rewritable disks with password protection just as... more »