VA's NHIN product supports the VA's business initiatives for
The VA NHIN system will access the VA MPI to retrieve
patient demographics and the VA Vista(s) to retrieve patient
medical information. Version 1.0 of the NHIN supports these
medical domains: Patient Problem List Patient Allergies
Patient Medications (Pharmacy All Out-Patient Pharmacy).
The VA NHIN system accesses this information in the form of
a HITSP CCD or (C32) Continuity of Care Document.
The VA NHIN also provides the VA ROI office with support for
the increased exchange of health information between VA and
the patient authorizations process with a web page for the
Consumer Preferences and Policy Management System.
non-VA providers (other government and private sector health
organizations) that are providing care to veterans because
it is estimated that 3 out of 4 veterans receive care from
The VA NHIN system provides VistaWeb with access to the
available patient medical information provided by the NHIN.