MyHealtheVet

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Blue Button Expands Access To Include CCDs, OpenNotes

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | January 30, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs [...] has just announced the addition of several new features to the patient portal [Blue Button]. In addition to overhauling its user interface and expanding its technical development, the VA is giving its patients access to continuity of care documents (CCD), as well as integrating an OpenNotes feature, which allows patients to view physician documentation. Read More »

Blue Button For America

Matthew McCall and Henry Wei | VAntage Point | February 5, 2013

In August 2010, President Obama announced the Blue Button in a speech to the national convention of Disabled American Veterans.  In his remarks, he said that “for the first time ever Veterans will be able to go to the VA website, click a simple Blue Button, and download or print your personal health records so you have that when you need them and can share that with your doctors outside of the VA.” Read More »

Northrop Grumman to Release Mobile Blue Button for Veterans at HIMSS 2014 Conference

Northrop Grumman is going to release a major upgrade to its Mobile Blue Button for Veterans app during next week's  Annual Exhibition and Conference of the Health Information Management  Systems Society (HIMSS) in Orlando, Florida, according to Jennifer Treger, Director for Northrop Grumman’s Veterans and Military Health Programs. The upgraded app, called the Mobile Blue Button for Veterans has a modified look and feel and has significantly enhanced capabilities. Read More »

On Veterans Day, The Healthcare Debt We Owe Our Troops And Veterans

Bart Harmon | Forbes | November 11, 2012

This Veterans Day there will be much commentary on the men and women who risk their lives for our freedom...As we consider the quality of military healthcare – both for those serving in forward areas of combat and also for those veterans returning home, we assume state-of-the-art tools to treat our wounded warriors. Read More »

SBG Technology Solutions Awarded Veterans Affairs Mobile Application And Systems Integration Contract

Press Release | SBG Technology Solutions | February 26, 2013

SBG Technology Solutions, Inc., one of the fastest growing and leading information technology service providers in the United States, announced the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has awarded SBG a contract to provide technical and engineering support associated with integration efforts related to Veterans Affairs enterprise mobile applications... Read More »

VA Blazes Trail For Mobile Medical Technology

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | January 17, 2014

One assumption made about big bureaucracies is they're Luddites, always behind the times. That's not exactly the case for the Veterans Health Administration, the healthcare arm of one of the largest federal bureaucracies, the Veterans Affairs Department. Read More »

VA Blue Button Adds Patient Summary Document Tool

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | January 23, 2013

The Veterans Affairs Department has added a new tool through its Blue Button feature so veterans may more easily download a summary of their essential health information. The enhancement is the VA Continuity of Care Document (VA CCD) in xml file format. Read More »

VA Marks The 10-Year Anniversary Of My HealtheVet

Press Release | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | November 26, 2013

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet (www.myhealth.va.gov), the Department of Veterans Affairs is urging all Veterans and Servicemembers to join the millions already accessing VA health care information and services online. [...] Read More »

VA Secretary Wants To Improve Digital Services For Vets

Bob Brewin | Nextgov.com | September 9, 2014

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said he plans to launch a new digital services team in the agency to help winnow down its numerous websites as part of a plan to improve the services VA delivers to veterans...

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VA To Launch Several Health Apps After Year-Long Pilot Program

Aditi Pai | MobiHealthNews | September 9, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to launch several new mobile apps this fall, according to a report from Federal News Radio...

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Veterans Affairs: We want the DOD to pick us for its new EHR

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | March 14, 2014

The VA will be adding its competitive bid to a host of commercial offerings, said VA Secretary Eric Shinseki during a hearing this week, to give the DOD more options as it selects a new EHR system to replace the aging AHLTA suite. Read More »

VistA as an EHR System Core for DoD

Here is a copy of the full text of the proposal submitted by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to the Department of Defense in response to the Request for Information for an electronic health record (EHR) solution that can replace the existing DoD EHR system. This is the approach that makes the most sense as the current core EHR that the Department of Defense (DoD) uses is based on a 30-year-old version of VistA. The current EHR crisis facing DoD stems from the inability to upgrade this older version of VistA. What the VA is proposing is basically an upgrade to DoD's existing core EHR. Read More »