Kaiser Permanente and the Department of Veterans Affairs are set to pilot by mid-December a project that will link EHR data from Kaiser's HealthConnect and the VA's VistA system through the HHS' Nationwide Health Information Network. "Utilizing the NHIN's standards and network will allow organizations like VA and the Department of Defense to partner with private sector health care providers to promote better, faster and safer care for veterans," said the head of the VA.

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