The joint virtual lifetime electronic record will, among other things, help ensure a streamlined transition of health care records between the Pentagon and the Veterans Administration.
“When a member of the armed forces separates from the military, he or she will no longer have to walk paperwork from a [Defense Department] duty station to a local VA health center. Their electronic records will transition along with them and remain with them forever,” Obama said in remarks delivered near the White House.
The system will “cut through red tape” and allow new veterans to start receiving their benefits more quickly, he promised.
It’s about time. I’m glad he had the vision to start the process. I thought the Pentagon and VA already shared information.