Personal Health Information (PHI, History) Integrated to Electronic Medical (EMR) Health Records.
How: Issue the patient ID card with a magnetic strip which links to their unique PHI website (encrypted and password-protected). All providers who are given access by the patient would be able to read and write to the EMR from anywhere there is internet. Transparency achieved. Personal history is maintained by the patient, but legal medical records could not be altered by the patient; however, they could be annotated or corrected using standard editing programs (such as WORD).
Benefit: Would bridge the gap between VA and community care and improve care/reduce redundancy and costs through better electronic data communication.