Med COI is an enterprise VPN service providing access to the Medical Community of Interest VPN for authorized users of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This VPN service provides mission partners the ability to connect to the Med COI through an MPLS layer 3 VPN.
DoD and/or VA Med COI approving authority can only authorize connection to this VPN. This service is available as part of the DSS at any DSS location that includes NIPRNet IP Data. Connection Approval Process (CAP) accreditation is required and the process is significantly faster and requires less paperwork to complete. Use of a virtual interface is approved but not required.
The Med COI VPN has been established under the authority of the Secretary of Defense ACTION MEMO dated 25 Feb 2013. This is part of the integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) initiative between the DoD and VA. The VPN ID for the Med COI service is provided by DISA and will always be the same for every mission partner: Med COI Service VPN ID: DKL300251. DDOE will assign this VPN ID to all mission partners requesting Med COI Service.
NOTE: Med COI service is a “Medical Community Only” service. Mission partners ordering this service will be connected to the DISN but will only have access to the Med COI enclave set up between DoD and VA. No access to DoD or VA networks is available.
Value to Our Mission Partners
Enable consolidation of VA and MHS networks and allow for integrated Electronic Health Record.