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Enhancing the Care Experience

The FEHRM and its partners are implementing a single, common federal electronic health record that enhances patient care and provider effectiveness.

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“At the heart of health care are relationships between health care professionals and the patients they serve. Health information technology done right enhances those relationships —when it delivers the right data and the right digital experience at the right time—improving health, quality and the care experience for all.”

– FEHRM Senior Advisor and Clinician

The Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) program office works within the federal space to implement a single, common federal electronic health record (EHR) that enhances patient care and provider effectiveness. An EHR is software that's used to securely document, store, retrieve, share and analyze information about individual patient care. It enables a digital version of a patient record.

The FEHRM unites efforts and delivers common capabilities that enable the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and other federal agencies to deploy the same federal EHR. Common capabilities refer to common solutions, tools and activities needed to effectively implement the federal EHR and ensure meaningful data sharing between the federal EHR and community providers.

The federal EHR helps health care systems within the federal space and beyond effectively deliver health care and benefits by bringing a common record to patients and providers. There is recognition across the board that the federal EHR saves providers time and enables more standard workflows to support enhanced clinical decision-making and patient safety.

As of April 2021, there are more than 42,000 federal EHR users (doctors, nurses, etc.) at 42 Military Medical Treatment Facility Commands, two VA sites and four USCG sites across 16 states.

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Mission-Driven

The FEHRM’s primary mission is to implement a single, common federal EHR to enhance patient care and provider effectiveness. Learn more about the FEHRM.

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Partnering for Success

The federal EHR saves providers time and enables more standard workflows to support enhanced clinical decision-making and patient safety. Learn more about how the federal EHR is driving success in health care delivery.

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A Commitment to Patients

The FEHRM is driving federal solutions to support effective health care delivery within the federal space that puts patients in the center. Learn more about the benefits of the federal EHR to patients.

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Collaborating with the Private Sector

Enhancing the ability of DOD and VA providers to quickly and securely access patient electronic health information from participating private sector providers, the joint health information exchange (HIE) significantly expands interoperability capabilities. Learn more how the joint HIE is transforming care.