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Health Gorilla and the Department of Veteran Affairs Join Forces to Solve Veteran Healthcare Interoperability

Health Gorilla is proud to announce a new public-private partnership with The Department of Veteran Affairs Lighthouse program which will supply eligible US veterans and their physicians access to complete healthcare records, allowing all parties to make more informed and timely decisions.  

Veterans will now have access to their complete electronic health records through Health Gorilla’s Patient360 API and interoperability platform, which will enhance their understanding of their health conditions and improve communication between veterans and their physicians. 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. 

In order for a veteran to have access to their information they must first authorize access to their health information using one of the VA-approved authentication methods. They will also be able to revoke the privileges they’ve granted the VA at any time through their account settings on VA.gov.

Health Gorilla has gone through rigorous security certifications from government agencies and other leading healthcare organizations and is SOC 2 Type 2 compliant, HIPAA-certified, and is independently audited on a routine basis.

The Department of Veteran Affairs, and specifically the VA Lighthouse API Platform, focuses on providing developers secure access to the VA data they need to build helpful tools and services for veterans. Their APls provide approved individuals and organizations access to the VA clinical database to give veterans flexibility in where they seek care.

Working with like-minded companies and contributors, like the VA, will enable Health Gorilla to expand its ability to assist in the advancement of consumer-directed healthcare data exchange. This partnership is a great step towards Health Gorilla’s ultimate goal to connect every provider, hospital, and vendor in the United States on a secure interoperable network. 

For additional information on the public-private partnership between The Department of Veteran Affairs and Health Gorilla please refer to the full press release.