US Department of Veterans Affairs and Gorilla Health announces public-private partnership
PALO ALTO, California and WASHINGTON, September 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Gorilla Health, the leading provider of health data in United States, and The United States Department of Veterans Affairs today announced a public-private partnership that will provide all eligible veterans and their physicians with access to comprehensive health records, allowing all parties to make more informed and timely decisions.
The partnership will leverage the Patient360 API and Health Gorilla’s interoperability platform alongside VA’s state-of-the-art Lighthouse initiative to provide veterans and their healthcare providers with a holistic view of health records. health enabling them to quickly and accurately diagnose problems and recommend treatment.
Once a Veteran has authorized access to their health information using a Authentication method they will be able to retrieve their electronic health records at any time through Health Gorilla’s national network which currently encompasses 92% of all health organizations in United States. They will also be able to revoke the privileges they have granted to the application at any time through their account settings on VA.gov.
Veterans with access to their electronic health records will give them the opportunity to improve their understanding of their health concerns and treatment plans, while improving communication between themselves and their physicians.
“This partnership is another example of the Department of Veterans Affairs continuing to leverage innovative technology to implement high-end healthcare interoperability for our country’s veterans and their care teams,” said declared Steve yaskin, CEO and co-founder of Health Gorilla.
Health Gorilla has passed rigorous safety certifications from government agencies and other leading healthcare organizations and is SOC-2 Type 2 compliant, HIPAA certified and regularly independently audited. Patient360 powers a diverse set of use cases including telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and care coordination services, all of which will support the VA’s ability to care for our nation’s veterans.
The Veterans Office, and in particular the Lighthouse VA API platform, is focused on providing developers with secure access to the VA data they need to create useful tools and services for veterans. Their APLs provide approved individuals and organizations with access to the VA clinical database to give veterans flexibility as to where they seek care.
About Health Gorilla
Founded in 2014, Health Gorilla is a secure interoperability solution that enables the entire healthcare ecosystem – patients, payers, providers, digital healthcare solutions and laboratories – to seamlessly share healthcare data. and aggregate the complete clinical history of each patient in one place. With enterprise-grade clinical data APIs, HIPAA-compliant user authentication and an unprecedented master patient index, the Health Gorilla network enables providers to easily retrieve their patient information from any system. clinical records while ensuring compliance with the 21st Century Cures Act and Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) standards which will come into effect in early 2022. For more information, visit www.healthgorilla.com or follow us on Twitter @HealthGorilla.
About the Veterans Office
The VA Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated healthcare network in the United States, with 1,255 healthcare facilities serving 9 million registered veterans each year and is on a mission to provide veterans with the world-class benefits and services they have earned. This is done by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, responsibility and stewardship.
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