VLER HIE Initiative: Because Having the Right Information is Always Important
By TRICARE.Mil Staff
When it comes to your health, information is important. Your doctors need
information about your medical history and the need for information continues as
long as you need care. The Military Health System (MHS) is making it easier for
you and your providers to get the information you need, all from one resource -
the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Access to your information is important to all of your providers, regardless of
where you receive care. Through our private and secure network, only authorized
healthcare professionals will access your health care information. The
information exchanged is already part of your TRICARE benefit. If you are
active duty, your information is already shared through VLER HIE.
NOTE: On June 1, 2016, the VLER HIE is expanding to TRICARE network providers.
For more detailed information about the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record
Health Information Exchange Initiative (VLER HIE), please visit
Non-active duty beneficiaries can choose if they want to participate (active
duty service members must participate). If you don't want your information
accessed by your doctors in VLER HIE, you can opt out. Once you opt out, the MHS
will not be able to share your information, even in case of an emergency.
To opt out, you can go to <http://www.tricare.mil/vler> TRICARE.mil
(http://www.tricare.mil/vler), download and complete the VLER Opt-Out (In)
Letter template, then mail it to the address provided on the letter. If you
choose to opt out now and change your mind later, you may opt back in.
SOURCE: HEALTH.MIL article, 03 March 2016, at
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