What is the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) program?
The new Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health program lets your VA health care providers see some of your non-VA health information. At the same time, your non-VA health care providers can see certain parts of your VA health information.
The program, also known as “Connect the Docs” will allow both of your doctors to share your health information securely and electronically.
How do I sign up?
All you have to do is sign a release (VA form 10-0485). The VA needs your permission before your health information is shared with your non-VA health care providers, using this secure program.
Many Veterans receive care from non-VA health care providers. Sharing your health information will help reduce the need for you to carry your records between your health care providers. It also gives your health care providers a better picture of your overall health when they are treating you.
VLER is spreading across the country to make sure your non-VA health care provider is among the trusted partners with whom VA will share your health information. Remember that your VA Medical Center will only share your health information through this program with your signed permission. You can sign up online, using postal mail or at your local VA Medical Center.
Deciding not to participate will not affect your health benefits or your relationship with your doctor.
For more information about this program and the VA form you will need to sign, visit the VLER Health website at http://www.va.gov/VLER/
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