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VA Community Care – Community Viewer

VA Community Care – Community Viewer


[music plays]>>Karen Hudgins:
Community Viewer is the ability for the providers
to be able to click on a link very easily and be
able to get access into the electronic health
record of the Veteran; they will have access to
the same information that the V.A. doctor
would have.>>Ryan Kilkelly: So,
Community Viewer — and it’s such a wonderful
application that we’re able to use — it helps
the community providers have access to the
electronic health record of our Veterans. So, if they’re requesting
from us X-rays or surgical records or progress notes
— anything that they feel would be pertinent to help
them diagnose or evaluate or treat the Veteran —
we’re able to have — allow them to have access
to this application so they can go ahead
and view it. So, if you have a disease
or something that’s fast-spreading, and time
is of the essence, this helps get the information
at that physician, or that provider’s, fingertips
immediately. Before, we would have
issues with, if a Veteran had diagnosed — or, had
to go to Hospital A to get a diagnostic test, to be
treated at Hospital B, we would have to have those
records sent from Hospital A to us, download it into
our system, before we could send it
to Hospital B. I’ve had that happen
numerous times, so that’s why it — with this, we’re
able to upload the medical records immediately and
then send them to that provider right away.

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