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VA   -   The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was reorganized as a Cabinet-level position in 1989. The VA operates the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration.   See VHA

VDT   -   An MU core measure specifies that EPs will, "Provide patients the ability to view online, download and transmit (VDT) their health information within four business days of the information being available to the EP."   See Blue Button, EP, MU, PHR

Veterans Health Administration   -   See VHA

VHA   -   The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VHA operates an integrated health care system with over 1,700 locations serving 8.7 million veterans per year.   See Blue Button, RPMS, VA, VistA, VLER

Viral License   -   A copyright license that allows derivative works only when licensed under a compatible license. See Copyleft, Copyright, GPL, Intellectual Property, License

VistA   -   The Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture.   See DHCP, Hardhats, Medsphere, RPMS, VHA

VLER   -   The Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record.   See VHA

VM   -   Virtual Machine.

Voice Mail   -   A centralized system to manage telephone audio messages for multiple phone numbers.   See Answering Machine

VOIP   -   Voice Over Internet Protocol.

VP   -   Verb phrase.   See CUI, NLP

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VPN   -   Virtual Private Network.   See IPsec

VXU   -   HL7 specification for vaccine record messages for the transmission of unsolicited immunization data. VXU messages may be sent in batch mode or as a single transaction. VXU messages are typically sent to an IIS.   See CVX, HL7, IIS, MVX, QBP





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