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Transferring Separated Member Health Care Data with the Federal Health Information Exchange (FHIE)

Enables electronic exchange of patient medical information between departments for all separated service members.

The Federal Health Information Exchange (FHIE) enables one-way, secure electronic exchange of patient medical information from the Department of Defense’s electronic health record to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ EHR for all separated service members.

Using FHIE, VA clinicians are able to view electronic clinical data from the DoD’s Composite Health Care System and deployment health assessments from the DoD’s Defense Medical Surveillance System on separated or retired service members who come to any VA facility for care. FHIE data includes patient demographics, laboratory results, radiology reports, outpatient pharmacy data, allergy data, consults, discharge summaries and elements of the standard ambulatory data record. 

Key Features

  • Provides data viewable by VA disability claims processors and VA health care providers
  • Supports transmission of health assessment surveys to VA
  • Updates data of separated service members on a monthly basis
  • Operates at all Veterans Health Administration sites 

Key Benefits

  • Health assessment transmission is invaluable to VA clinicians treating deployment-related illnesses or updating the health status of combat veterans
  • Infrastructure provides the foundation for the Bidirectional Health Information Exchange which enables data sharing between VA and DoD
  • Meets the need for historical electronic health information for separated service members
  • Reduces the need to exchange paper records with the VA
  • Enhances the delivery of patient care
  • Increases clinical and administrative efficiency

Downloadable Fact Sheet (PDF)

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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