What is VLER?
Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health is a new program that shares select parts of a Veterans’ medical record electronically, safely, and privately with other approved health care facilities that are members of a secure Internet network known as the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). The VLER Health program pioneers the exchange of information between different health care systems. It is a very important step into the future of health care.
Benefits to Veterans who participate in the VLER Health Program
Before VLER Health, when a VA doctor needed medical records from outside the VA, it often took weeks of waiting for the paper records to arrive. VLER Health does the same thing in just seconds. Some of the information, for example medications and allergies, may be critical to patient care and safety. Because doctors will have more information readily available, it will improve the quality of care that they provide to our Veterans. Participation is voluntary and free.
How to sign up?
Stop by our Release of Information Office or the VA Library to get information on the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record. Or log on to http://www.saltlakecity.va.gov/VLERHealth/index.asp