VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Program
Are you receiving medical care outside the VA?
In addition to the VA, do you receive health care from the Department of Defense (DoD) or other local Utah health care facilities? If so, you are eligible to participate in the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Program.
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 eHealth Exchange. 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?
Signing up is fast and easy. You may sign up online, through the mail, by fax, or in person.
Online: Visit https://www.ebenefits.va.gov and complete the following steps:
1) Click on ACCESS MY DOCUMENTS at the top of the page
2) Scroll down to the Health section & click MANAGE MY AUTHORIZATIONS AND PREFERENCES (VLER)
3) Click on, at the bottom of the page SHARE YOUR ELECTRONIC HEALTH INFORMATION WITH NON-VA HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
a. Highlighted on this page you will find the “VLER Authorization Form” (to share your medical information) and the “VLER Health Revocation Form”(to stop sharing your medical information)
4) Print out and complete the Authorization form. Return it to your participating VAMC by fax, mail or in person
PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL COMPLETED FORMS TO THE VAMC
By Mail: Download and print the VA Authorization (VA Form 10-0485) from our internet site. Fill out the form.
Mail the completed form to: VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
500 Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84148
By Fax: Fax the VA Authorization to: (801)584-2518.
In Person: Visit the Release of Information Office (ROI) or Library at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. Fill out the available VA Authorization (VA Form 10-0485) and turn it in to ROI or Library staff.
Visit www.saltlakecity.va.gov/VLERHealth/ to download forms and learn about VLER Health
What if I join and later change my mind?
If you change your mind, you can visit your local VA health care facility’s Release of Information Office or download and complete the VA Revocation Form (VA Form 10-0484). You may then mail or fax this form to the address and number above.
Do I have to sign up for both the CHIE and VLER Health?
** The following information is being provided for your convenience only. It is important to note that VHA is not responsible for enrolling Veterans into the CHIE for UHIN or its affiliates. Your completion of the CHIE Authorization is not required to participate in the VA VLER Health program. By clicking on the mychie.org link below you will be directed to a non-VA site. The VA is not responsible for the content of this site.**
** Enrollment in VLER Health allows the VA to share your health information with private health care givers in the community. If you would like your private health care givers to share information with the VA, you can also sign up with the CHIE program. Simply fill out the Clinical Health Information Exchange (CHIE) application form and send it to the address above. You may also sign up for this program at ROI or the VA Library. More information on CHIE can be found on the Utah Health Information Exchange (UHIN) website at www.mychie.org or by calling 1-877-693-3071. **
The VA will be able to share the following medical information with VLER Health approved providers (not a complete list):
- Surgical History
- Some Laboratory Results (Chemistry and Hematology)
- Medical Conditions
- Discharge Summaries
- Procedure Notes
In the future, other documents may be added and made available for sharing between the VA and participating VLER Health providers in order to improve care for our Veterans.
For more information about the VLER Health program in Salt Lake City, call:
(877) 771-VLER (8537)
- VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
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