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VA, Kaiser plan to link electronic medical records

Government Health IT, December 1, 2009

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Kaiser Permanente are launching a pilot program to exchange electronic health record information using the Nationwide Health Information Network created by the Department of Health and Human Services. The pilot program is slated to begin mid-December 2009, and will connect Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect and the VA's electronic health record system—two of the largest EHR systems in the country, Government Health IT reports.